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Prison ministry - Latest News
Mar 9, 2017 - 12:02 am .- The deaths of seven inmates in a fire at a police station in Pergamino, Argentina has brought renewed criticisms of the “inhumane situation” experienced in prisons in the country.
Dec 30, 2016 - 04:03 am .- A prison inmate in Chile was surprised when she received a letter this summer from Pope Francis, whom she had written a year ago asking for prayers.
Dec 2, 2016 - 12:42 am .- The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe made its way through the narrow halls of the Century Regional Women Detention Facility in Lynwood, California on Sunday, Nov. 27.
Nov 6, 2016 - 03:23 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis held a special Mass held for prisoners inside St. Peter’s Basilica, telling them that while paying the price for their crimes is necessary, they must never lose hope for the future or the desire for true freedom.
Sep 7, 2016 - 12:22 am .- Urging the Catholic Church to work for prison reform, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster stressed the need to ensure that parishes can welcome and aid former prisoners seeking to deepen their faith and return to society.
Jul 8, 2016 - 12:03 am .- A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted by inmates at Batán prison.  
Sep 27, 2015 - 09:12 am .- During his visit to a Philadelphia correctional facility this morning, Pope Francis said every person is marked and bruised by life, but Jesus washes away our sins and invites us to live a full life.
Jul 10, 2015 - 09:19 am .- Pope Francis on Friday told Bolivian inmates that he too is a sinner who has experienced the merciful love of God, and encouraged them not to fall into despair but to accept forgiveness and to sustain themselves with prayer.
Apr 1, 2015 - 12:28 pm .- On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln offered Mass and confirmed four inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, encouraging those present to embrace God’s mercy and strive for sainthood.
Mar 14, 2015 - 06:59 am .- On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for inmates at the Rebibbia New Complex Prison in the suburbs of Rome. But the Vatican’s concern for those at the prison does not stop there.
Mar 5, 2014 - 04:16 pm .- In a letter to national lawmakers, Catholic leaders applauded the Second Chance Act as an enhancement of public safety and human dignity, and asked for further support in reauthorizing the legislation in Congress.
Feb 20, 2014 - 03:12 pm .- Pope Francis set aside his schedule Wednesday to meet briefly with 19 inmates from prisons in Pisa and the island of Pianosa, greeting each one individually and blessing them.
Dec 18, 2013 - 04:17 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City will inaugurate a series of Masses on Dec.18 that will be celebrated during the Christmas season in various prisons in the Mexican capital.
Oct 29, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- Mother Antonia Brenner, who married and divorced twice before converting to the Catholic faith and devoting herself to prison ministry for nearly 39 years in Tijuana, died Oct. 17 at the age of 86.
Sep 1, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- An Ohio priest says his ministry to prisoners on death row has strengthened his conviction in the power of God’s forgiveness, even among prisoners who feel like “pariahs.”