A Proposal to Re-form the AMERICAN CATHOLIC CORRECTIONAL CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION (ACCCA)

A Proposal to Re-form the AMERICAN CATHOLIC CORRECTIONAL CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION (ACCCA)

At the American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association (ACCCA) annual summer conference this past August 3-5, 2016 in Waltham, MA, the Executive Council, together with the invited speakers and the participants who attended, conducted a 3-day discernment about the future of ...
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Taking "Returning Citizens" Re-entry to Another Level

Taking “Returning Citizens” Re-entry to Another Level

Almost everyone in prison ministry is talking “re-entry” these days. After decades of unacceptable recidivism rates we’ve belatedly come to see that attention must be paid to that critical time of transition from incarceration to freedom. Even some of the ...
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A Long-Overdue Course Correction: Mass Incarceration: Broken & Failed System

A Long-Overdue Course Correction: Mass Incarceration: Broken & Failed System

The National Federation of Priest's Councils asked Fr. Christian Reuter to review Catholic Prison Ministry in the United States and the need for a long-overdue course correction in terms of mass incarceration which is a broken and failed system where ...
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Nomination of Father Christian Reuter for 2017-2018 Lumen Christi Award

Nomination of Father Christian Reuter for 2017-2018 Lumen Christi Award

Fr. Christian Reuter, O.F.M., Coordinator of Prison Ministry for Diocese of Belleville, IL is the 2017-2018 nominee for Catholic Extension's Lumen Christi (Light of Christ) Award by the Belleville Diocese. The Lumen Christi nominees are the hidden heroes in our midst ...
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2017 Volunteer of the Year: Terri Bauer at Southwestern IL Correctional

2017 Volunteer of the Year: Terri Bauer at Southwestern IL Correctional

Southwestern IL Correctional Center (SWICC) named Terri Bauer as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year for her more than 5 years of service as coordinator of the 180 New Beginning program sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, IL. Terri ...
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