Encounters With Dignity

Catholic Mobilizing Network

Encounters With Dignity brings you stories, learnings, and actionable wisdom from people putting restorative justice into practice in their everyday lives. Each episode explores the synergies between Gospel values, Catholic Social Teaching, and restorative justice, preparing listeners to bring this reconciling approach to their communities, churches, and broader society. Encounters With Dignity is a project of Catholic Mobilizing Network, the national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty, advance justice solutions in alignment with Catholic values, and promote healing approaches like restorative justice. Learn more at: www.catholicsmobilizing.org read less
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Felix Rosado — Facing the Harm I Committed
Mar 21 2024
Felix Rosado — Facing the Harm I Committed
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 1.2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. right now. For 27 years, Felix Rosado was one of those individuals.At the age of 18, Felix was told he would die in prison as punishment for the crime he committed — but the criminal legal system did nothing to ask him to reckon with the consequences of his actions, or make steps towards repair.In this episode, Felix shares how returning to his Catholic faith and learning about restorative justice set him on a journey of taking true accountability, transforming his life, and ultimately gaining his freedom.- - - -Stay connected with Catholic Mobilizing Network and our mission to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.Sign up to get our emails at catholicsmobilizing.org/joinResources from this episode:Watch Felix’s 4-minute mini-doc: youtu.be/xFkal1XvDmk?si=RE0rB3JlBcOa_GPgRead “Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice” from the USCCB: www.usccb.org/resources/responsibility-rehabilitation-and-restoration-catholic-perspective-crime-and-criminalRead “Fratelli Tutti”: www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.htmlRead “Transcending: Reflections Of Crime Victims” by Howard Zehr: www.amazon.com/Transcending-Reflections-Victims-Howard-Zehr/dp/1561483338Bureau of Justice Statistics: bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/prisons-report-series-preliminary-data-release