COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio priest says his ministry to prisoners on death row has strengthened his conviction in the power of God’s forgiveness, even among prisoners who feel like “pariahs.”
“People preparing for death are the same, whether they are in a hospice setting or a prison. They live each day, trying to find a reason for hope,” Father Lawrence Hummer told CNA.
“When they discover the power of the forgiveness of sins, which comes by faith in the power of Christ to forgive, to heal and to save, they begin to focus more on where they are going than on where they have been,” the priest said.
He said he tells death-row prisoners and ordinary inmates “the same thing I tell...READ MORE