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by Katie Sciba My favorite children’s book is You Are Special by Max Lucado. It’s the story of a creature whose life is defined by what others think of him, which only worsens his low self-esteem. The tragedy of the story lies not in the main character, who eventually learns

YOU ARE INVITED to volunteer for a 14-week, faith-based program that utilizes the principles of Restorative Justice to help incarcerated men and women change their future! The Bridges To Life Program: • Will begin at Warren and Dayton Correctional Institutes in August • Utilizes volunteer facilitators to guide participants through the

Promoting Second Chances Through Damascus Everyone deserves a second chance and the opportunity to discover God’s purpose for them. Firm in this belief, Christine and Todd Marallen established a program called Damascus in 2015. Damascus helps previously incarcerated citizens return to life outside prison by helping them acquire and maintain

Thirteen incarcerated women and men experienced the sense of hope and promise of new life that accompanies this season when they were welcomed into the Catholic Church during Easter Masses at three area prisons. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer presided at the joyous liturgies held at Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI), Warren