Our Mission & Vision
Catholics for Abolition in NC (CANC) answers the Gospel call to recognize the sanctity of life and abolish the death penalty in North Carolina (NC) and in the United States (US).
In the light of the Gospel, the death penalty is inadmissible, because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person. CANC labors for the abolition of the death penalty in NC by supporting the following pillars that build a culture of life.
I. Prayer and Worship – focusing on participation in the sacramental life of the church and in programs of communal and individual prayer so that the culture of death that surrounds us today will be replaced by a culture of life and love.
II. Education and Formation – created to deepen understanding of the sanctity of human life, the moral evil of intentionally killing human beings, and the mission of the Church to witness to and serve all human life.
III. Public Policy – advocating for morally acceptable alternatives to the death penalty by contacting elected officials and those running for public office, while also working alongside other advocacy groups.
IV. Pastoral Care – shepherding those who work for abolition, those incarcerated on
death row, and those affected by violent crime and their families.