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Today would have been the 68th birthday my sister Carol if she had not died from cancer in 1995. Today, a good friend, told me his mother, who he was very close to and his best friend, had died in hospice center.
Today a man who has been sleeping on the floor for two weeks after he had been given the run around by the Central Office called me. He remains sleeping on a floor although he lives in an area served by the St.Vincent De Paul conference I serve. The story of his search for a bed continues and after tomorrow I will write it on a posting.
Tonight the Jimmy Kimmel TV talk show, appealing to brash humor of young adults switch time slots with the show that preceded the award winning popular news show, Nightline. Although Nightline had won its time slot four years in row ABC executives they need to take on the other TV talk shows on NBC and CBS on this time slot. This should be the beginning of the end of Nightline. Silly humor trumps human interest news.
Today I got notice of our first Prayer Vigil for a homicide victim, a 15 year girl, killed by her brother with a gun at 4am Tuesday morning.
I read in the newspaper today that a lawyer convicted of stealing $773, 000 from his law office got no prison time I hear about poor African American males getting years of prison time for very minor offenses, like possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Today I received the awaited copy of excommunications order from the Vatican of our friend Roy Bourgeois, founder of SOA Watch and Maryknoll religious for 45 years. If it was not so sadly outdated in language and thought it would be humorous. By the way, Roy’s sin, not mentioned in excommunication order was his supporting woman ordination to priesthood.
I could go on with bits and pieces of my daily life but this is enough to say life is full of death of people, church, TV shows and neglect, pain and suffering of the poor but this is enough to say: We need to believe in life after death each day to live