Their selfless efforts are often unrecognised. This paper goes behind the prison walls to redress this shortfall in understanding, with a comprehensive review of prison ministry based on interviews with chaplains and volunteers, prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. Catholic Prison Ministry gives prisoners back some of the dignity they lose when they enter prison and offers them hope and an opportunity for personal reflection accompanied by emotional, spiritual and Sacramental support.
This paper was written by Professor Ruth Webber of the Australian Catholic University, based on a project she undertook in 2014 to explore and document the work of Catholic Prison Ministry Victoria. It is based on extensive interviews with chaplains, volunteers, prisoners, ex-prisoners and their family members.
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