Posts Tagged ‘prison ministry’

Beautiful Catholic church inside the walls of a maximum security prison Comments 0

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora is a maximum-security prison housing nearly 3,000 inmates in upper New York, not far from the Canadian border. Inside its walls is a beautiful Catholic church, the Church of St. Dismas, which has enhanced the spiritual lives of inmates for nearly 80 years. It is unique, in that it is Read more

Video about Catholic prison chaplains released Comments 0

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has released a video on Catholic Prison Chaplaincy in New Zealand, to raise awareness around the work of the Church in our prisons. Interviews with four Catholic prison chaplains provide some insights into their experiences working with communities within our prisons. As well as the day-to-day chaplaincy role of Read more

Destiny Church pastors are teaching prison inmates to take responsibility Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Private prison management company Serco’s decision to ban the Denstiny Church and its programme is a very big call. One prison case manager, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the Man Up programme is helping reduce reoffending, particularly among Maori. “I’m not saying it works for everyone, but it certainly helps some men.” Continue Read more

Samoa – 3 more join interdenominational prison ministry Comments 0

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

An interdenominational Christian Ministry, The Fortress of Faith, welcomed three newly qualified prison ministry spiritual counsellors at a ceremony at their Moto’otua base last Friday. The Fortress of Faith founder, Ruta Poulos, told the Sunday Samoan that this is the second year of the programme. The first training was conducted by Pastors from Hawai’i, the Read more