Helen Prejean, C.S.J., is the author of Dead Man Walking, The Death of Innocents and River of Fire.
FaithFaith in Focus
Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Sometimes people can work for justice and they become so doggone serious that it is kind of heavy to be with them. It was never heavy to be with Dan.
People hold signs during a candlelight prayer vigil Dec. 8, 2019, held to oppose the Trump administration's plan to reinstate the federal death penalty. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
What is the moral imperative behind the government’s urgency to hasten the death of its citizens?
Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Catholics now support the death penalty at a lower rate than the general population.
Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Learning to hear God's call
Peter A. QuinnHelen Prejean, C.S.J.
A group of contributors to America offer advice to Barack Obama as he begins his presidency
In All Things
Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
This essay aired as a commentary on NPR Weekend Edition on Sunday January 6 I watch what I do to see what I really believe Belief and faith are not just words It s one thing for me to say I m a Christian but I have to embody what it means I have to live it So writing this essay and kn
Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
What have you learned from the families of murder victims?Through my association with an anti-death penalty group, Murder Victims for Human Rights, I have learned how much the family members of murder victims feel manipulated by prosecutors in capital cases. If the family members are against the dea
I rsquo m always drawn to books that tell of people who step out of their comfort zones and live on the edgeespecially for the sake of the Gospel Spiritual passion is an amazing power and these stories of St Ignatius himself and his faithful sons in prison show that spiritual power at work We se