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Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC)


The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition's new website has launched!

Please visit for the latest details on their work resourcing prison ministries.


The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) seeks to enhance Catholic ministry to those incarcerated, detained, or reentering society and those affected by incarceration, while also assisting the Church in the United States to work for a justice that is integrated, inclusive, and restorative.

Our aim is to serve by recruiting, training, supporting and empowering those called to missionary discipleship among the poor and marginalized.

Our mission is to create a more just and merciful criminal justice system so as to more closely align the ministry of the Church with the teachings and example of Pope Francis' call to prioritize those on the peripheries.

To do this requires we open up forums and opportunities for the sharing of resources and practices to strengthen the Church in its mission to advance a vision of justice that upholds the dignity of the human person.

If you would like to learn more about the CPMC, register for future webinars or workshops, or send us questions or comments, please email us at

Webinar Archive

View previous webinars in our series focused on needs within contemporary prison ministries. Our most recent webinar is listed first

Recognizing Trauma in the Prisoner

November 27, 2018, Maria Morrison, M.S.W., Senior Social Worker at the Equal Justice Initiative, and Fr. Dustin Feddon, Ph.D., Chaplain, Diocese of Tallahasee - Pensacola


Ministrando a los afectados por el crimen y el encarcelamiento

23 de octubre, 2018 Presentado por Petra Alexander, Directora, Oficina de Asuntos Hispanos, Diócesis de San Bernardino, y Julio Escobar, Coordinador del Ministerio de Justicia Restaurativa en la Arquidiócesis de San Francisco &  Presidente y Fundador de la Comunidad San Dimas, Inc.


Maintaining Resilience in Prison Ministry

September 18, 2018, Dr. Eileen Dombo, National Catholic School of Social Service, The Catholic University of America and Fr. George Williams, S.J., Chaplain, San Quentin State Prisony


Dismas Ministry and Sharing Resources

August 22, 2018,Tyler Curtis, Director and Ron Zeilinger, Founder of Dismas Ministry


Ministry of Accompaniment: What Is Needed?

July 31, 2018, Presented by: Dr. David Lichter, Executive Director of NACC & Dale Recinella, Catholic Chaplain, Florida Death Row


Ministry to the Incarcerated in the Era of Pope Francis

June 27, 2018, Presented by: Fr. George Williams, SJ, Chaplain, San Quentin State Prison & Fr. Dustin Feddon, Chaplain, Diocese of Tallahasee - Pensacola

The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition's new website has launched!

Please visit for the latest details on their work resourcing prison ministries.

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