Entries by Juliann Joerres


Pope Francis has been a powerful advocate for prisoners and a strong voice for justice

Today, Pope Francis traveled to a prison near Rome to wash the feet of a dozen inmates, a Holy Thursday ritual that symbolizes humility and highlights his papacy’s attention to those on society’s margins. Pope Francis has made it a tradition since the beginning of his papacy to celebrate the Mass and foot-washing ritual on Holy […]


Don’t Give Up, If God Has a Plan For a Guy Like Me: An excerpt from the memoir of Anthony M., a prisoner

  “I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.” ~St. Francis of Assisi   Francis of Assisi was a self-proclaimed “wild child.” So is Anthony, a prisoner in Indiana. Unlike Francis of Assisi, from his earliest memories, Anthony was not well cared for or loved properly by […]