Gift Ideas For Adults And Little Ones For This Christmas

Gift Ideas For Adults And Little Ones For This Christmas What sort of particular person are you? How quite a few situations do you have to be denied, arrive across a established-back, an obstacle or seemingly insurmountable odds for you to say “enough is more...
Resolving to engage as a citizen

Resolving to engage as a citizen

As Citizen Prejean, yesterday I did another round of calls to my state congresspersons. I expressed intense concern about President Trump’s ban on Muslims, which seems to me to be a direct violation of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause. The Supreme Court’s...
The imperative to speak out

The imperative to speak out

In my last reflection, I said “I’ll listen.” Now I want to address its counterpoint: “When I become aware of injustice, I’ll speak out.” I cannot witness people suffering because of injustice and simply remain quiet. This is a lifetime learning curve.

In the aftermath of the elections

In the aftermath of the elections

This has been an out-of-the-ball-park, stunning presidential election. Forty-two million Americans voted for Donald Trump, a man who during the campaign engaged in the most abusive, divisive, violent, and untruthful rhetoric that I have ever witnessed in American politics… Here’s my question: how deeply must our citizens be hurting, and how desperately must they distrust the current political system to have chosen such an outlier candidate?

A plea from an innocent man

A plea from an innocent man

The following statement was dictated to me by phone by Richard Glossip from his death watch cell in McAlester, Oklahoma, on Jan. 22, 2015.

Lethal Injection in the USA

Sr. Helen talks about states scrambling to find lethal injection drugs after a series of botched executions.

Cocktails of death

Cocktails of death

This week my home state, Louisiana, plans to join the list of states experimenting with cocktails of death.

Meet Sister Margaret

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.

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...

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...