Prison ministry - Latest News
Aug 15, 2018 - 01:08 am .- When the Benedict XVI Institute in San Francisco formed a choir to teach Gregorian chant and sacred music to interested parishes, they landed the most unlikely of first gigs – a concert at San Quentin State Prison.
Aug 7, 2018 - 03:14 am .- The largest global Christian prison ministry is applauding reports that U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to include sentencing reform measures in a pending prison bill.
May 9, 2018 - 12:24 am .- When Fr. Juan Carlos Cagliani goes on prison visits, he is not only seeking to bring Christ to the inmates, but to encounter Christ in them as well.
May 8, 2018 - 01:55 pm .- Bishop José Guadalupe Torres Campos of Ciudad Juárez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 inmates at the prison that Pope Francis visited in 2016.
Mar 29, 2018 - 04:18 pm .- For the fourth time in his pontificate, Pope Francis will wash the feet of inmates at a prison on Holy Thursday this year.
Jan 16, 2018 - 12:55 pm .- Pope Francis visited a women's prison in Santiago on Tuesday, telling the inmates that while at times it might seem like they have no future, they must never stop dreaming and should look for opportunities for personal growth.
Dec 8, 2017 - 12:26 am .- Seventy-eight prisoners were baptized, confirmed, and received their First Holy Communion in an Argentine prison Dec. 1.
Aug 31, 2017 - 06:15 am .- Sometimes people surprise us for the better.
Jun 22, 2017 - 12:04 am .- With the justice system rife with abuse, there is still much work to be done to call the faithful to minister to prisoners, victims, and their families, Christian leaders maintained on Tuesday.
Apr 13, 2017 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis spent Holy Thursday washing the feet of inmates, telling them in a brief homily that God is someone who loves until the end. He urged them to imitate this love even while in prison.  
Apr 13, 2017 - 06:22 am .- Pope Francis has given an interview ahead of his Holy Thursday visit to a prison, warning, among other things, against the hypocrisy of viewing inmates only as criminals beyond hope who deserve to spend their lives in jail.
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.