Dismas Ministry Blog

The Board of Directors of Dismas Ministry, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 St. Dismas Award. Paul Caruso will be presented with the award in spring 2022 at a special event in suburban Atlanta, GA. Caruso has served the incarcerated and indigent for over 32 years, and currently is the leader […]

This summer, we enjoyed working with Communications Intern Yolotzin (Yolo) Mendez Benitez, a student at Cardinal Stritch University. Yolo recently completed a six-week internship with Dismas Ministry and was a tremendous asset to our team. This is just one example of our collaborative relationship with students, staff and faculty of the University as we continue […]

By Tyler Curtis It was September 13, 2015. For most people, it might have been an ordinary Sunday in late summer. But, for Curtis Gibson, it was the beginning of his next chapter. It was the day he walked out of a minimum security prison in Oregon. “I had a rough experience,” said Curt. During […]

Dismas Ministry Board President Sr. Patricia Weidman, CSA shares a reflection on her chaplaincy experience in an article featured by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. By Sr. Patricia Weidman, CSA, BCC My twenty years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons began with the supervisory chaplain telling me that inmates are people, too. They are […]