Catholic Connections: A Restorative Justice Network in Canada”
“Today you will be with me in paradise” are the words of Jesus to one criminal crucified next to him on the cross. Imagine the crowds of victims of this gentleman’s crime and bystanders who hear Jesus’s saving words to a convicted criminal. We can imagine their anger, bitterness and pain.
Following in Jesus’ footsteps, our Catholic Community seeks to help restore wounded lives after the devastation of crime.
Catholic Connections: A Restorative Justice Network in Canada is an initiative to identify, gather and grow the community of Catholics who are currently involved in ministry to persons and families touched by crime.
This type of ministry can take many forms: visiting a jail or prison, assisting ex-inmates directly or indirectly with integration back into the community, or providing outreach to families and victims impacted by crime.
You can click here to “Join Us” and become a part of “Catholic Connections: A Restorative Justice Network in Canada.”
No commitment is made upon registration. The network will allow us to start to work collaboratively and moving forward as a Catholic Community.
Please take a moment to sign up and become part of the Catholic Restorative Justice movement in Canada.
Sincerely, in Communion;
Most Rev. Gary M. Gordon
Bishop Liason to Correctional Ministry in Canada for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishop