Cocktails of death

This week my home state, Louisiana, plans to join the list of states experimenting with cocktails of death. Christopher Sepulvado is scheduled for execution on Wednesday 5th February. Because Louisiana has been unable to secure enough pentobarbitol to perform the execution, at the last minute it has changed its execution protocol and substituted a mix of midazolam and hydromorphone. Do those …

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Meet Sister Margaret

Sister Margaret Maggio has been at my side since the very early days. Many of you who have organized events with us know her well – she’s the voice on the other end of the phone line. She manages my speaking schedule, my flights and an incredible array of other details. She’s my right arm, my go-to sister. I am so lucky to have her in my life.

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On the road again…

My Summer of writing is well and truly over and I am headlong into my regular Fall routine of speaking to groups across the country. Right now I’m in Ireland and then Scotland, speaking to people in two countries that no longer live in the executioner’s shadow. Most of my talks, though, are right here, back home, where we still …

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The Spark: Christians as Catalysts Against the Death Penalty

Although I live in New Orleans it’s not often I have a chance to give a talk there, so I’m delighted that later on this month I’ll be home and talking about Christians as Catalysts Against the Death Penalty. While I’ve been traveling the country I’ve been sensing the changing shifts in the Catholic community, a tide rising against the …

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Vote Yes on 34 today!

Dear Californians, Today, among your many awesome responsibilities, you have the opportunity to end your state’s death penalty, a penalty that is cruel and wasteful in every sense. If you don’t already know the facts, head over to Safe California and find out for yourself. Read the New York Times’ succinct editorial for today. Learn how voting Yes on 34 is …

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Yes on 34 tour

I’ve landed in California for a week of events for the Yes on 34 campaign. Proposition 34, the SAFE California Act, will replace California’s death penalty with a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole as the maximum punishment for murder. You’ll find flyers for my speaking events below. I’ll be speaking at some of these events …

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Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment

On April 13, 2012, Sister Helen gave a lecture and Q&A, hosted by Bill Quigley, at the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment. The talk is in three parts. An Afternoon with Sister Helen Prejean

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Tweet!

Alas! The broadcast has been delayed. It will air tomorrow, Wednesday, on NPR. Also, it will only be a short… http://t.co/wejwRNJ6 #

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