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Hope Over Death: A Catholic Family’s Journey of Forgiveness and Restorative…
November 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
What: A conversation with Kate and Deacon Andy Grosmaire
When: Monday, November 5, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: St. John Paul II National Shrine 3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017
On April 2, 2010, Ann Grosmaire died after being shot by her fiance, Conor. Moved by their Catholic faith and inspired by Saint John Paul’s forgiveness of Mehmet Ali Ağca, Ann’s parents, Kate and Deacon Andy Grosmaire, felt called to forgive Conor. Together with Conor’s parents, the Grosmaires fought to address the crime in a way that allowed their voices to be heard.
On this special evening, Kate and Deacon Andy will share how their Catholic faith led them to restorative justice. Their story challenges us to create transformative approaches to criminal justice that promote human dignity. Catholic Mobilizing Network will outline the implications for restorative justice in ending the death penalty and broader criminal justice reform in the United States.