A Catholic Worker’s Thoughts on Election Day

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Today is election day in the United States. Claire Fryqvist writes about how voting as a Catholic can be difficult, “I want to vote for someone who believes that every single human life matters.” Read the rest of her essay after the jump:

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TCC Films: Dead Man Walking

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 “As your friend I want to help you die with dignity and I don’t see how you can do that unless you own up to the part you played in Walter and Hope’s death.”

Susan Sarandon won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean in the 1995 true crime film Dead Man Walking, directed by Tim Robbins. Read our review and watch the trailer after the jump:

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A Plea for Mercy for Kermit Gosnell

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Yesterday Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murdering three infants born alive in his abortion clinic. He was also charged with involuntary manslaughter in the overdose of an adult patient. Prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty. Robert P. George advocates for mercy, “Kermit Gosnell, like every human being, no matter how self-degraded, depraved, and sunk in wickedness, is our brother. . .” Read the whole essay in First Things here: A Plea for Mercy for Kermit Gosnell

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