Dismas Ministry Blog

God Was Everywhere

“From the very first day, I was surprised how much God is in prison.” Curtis was living his life like many ordinary men. He worked a white collar job. He had a wife and kids. His family members were always Catholic, and he had become Catholic a few years earlier. But, because he had become […]

Dismas Ministry Announces New Executive Director

Please join us in welcoming Tyler Curtis as Dismas Ministry’s new Executive Director! The Board of Directors of Dismas Ministry is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tyler Curtis as its new Executive Director. She succeeds Founder and previous Executive Director Mr. Ron Zeilinger. Ms. Curtis brings to the position years of experience in […]

Our 2016 National Catholic Prison Ministry Conference on Living Our Faith Radio

In this #YearofMercy, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is one of the cohosts for the first National Catholic Prison Ministry Conference, Nov. 10-11, 2016. Archbishop Listecki and co-host Fr. Paul Hartmann spoke with our Dismas Ministry director, Ron Zeilinger on Living Our Faith Radio Show about the upcoming conference. Living Our Faith airs in the Milwaukee […]

Dismas Ministry Year of Mercy

Pope Francis Proclaims an Extraordinary Year of Mercy

Today, on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, which is also the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis opens the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In proclaiming this special year long focus on the gospel theme of mercy, he is calling the Catholic community, and the global community, to reflect on the reality of God’s mercy. […]

Pope Bolivia Prison Visit

The Pope and the Penitentiary

Here are our favorite quotes from Pope Francis’ visit to the Santa Cruz-Palmasola penitentiary on Saturday, July 11th: The man standing before you is a man who has experienced forgiveness. We can lose this dignity in so many ways. But Jesus is stubborn: he gave his very life to restore the identity we had lost. This […]