A Ministry of Presence: How Prison Ministry Heals and Rebuilds Lives

Among the corporal works of mercy, visiting the imprisoned is not one that gets to spotlight very often. We can sometimes think that the people who are in prison are there for a reason – to keep them away from society. So why should we go to them?

Fr. Joe D’Amico runs the prison ministry for the Archdiocese of Newark, and he stopped by Morning Air® to share why Catholics are called to visit the imprisoned, and the impact that prison ministry has on those who are incarcerated or recently released from prison.

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Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at relevantradio.com and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.