Category Archives: justice

Words we need to read…

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“At the Last Judgement I will not be asked whether I satisfactorily practiced asceticism, nor how many bows I have made before the divine altar. I will be asked whether I fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick, and the prisoner in his jail. That is all I will be asked.”  — Saint Maria of Paris

True charity…

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The Church, if she be authentic in her Christian witness, must grapple with the challenges of society starting from its most marginalized sector. If the Church does not teach with a loud voice that the Great Lenten Fast is about more than refraining from certain foods, she will be failing in her duty to preach the fullness of Christ’s Gospel…. Read more »

The deep shame of wrongful convictions

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A restless discomfort…

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May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people. May God bless you… Read more »

Let it be an inspiration…

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Prosecutors withholding evidence…

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Los Angeles Times: Expert says Fullerton police used deadly force against Kelly Thomas

Institutional problems within our jail system

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Federal authorities announced charges Monday against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies accused of beating jail inmates and visitors, trying to intimidate an FBI agent and other crimes following an investigation of corruption inside the nation’s largest jail system. Still, he defended his agency, saying “99.9% of our employees are on the right track…. There is no… Read more »

Hebrews 13:3

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I’m re-reading this book.  It’s so important.  It is a series of true stories about people who were wrongly convicted and put behind bars for crimes they were innocent of.  Most of these people spent 10+ years in prison as completely innocent people.  All of them had their lives destroyed by this gross error of our “justice”system. See how it… Read more »