In my last reflection, I said “I’ll listen.” Now I want to address its counterpoint: “When I become aware of injustice, I’ll speak out.” I cannot witness people suffering because of injustice and simply remain quiet. This is a lifetime learning curve.
This has been an out-of-the-ball-park, stunning presidential election. Forty-two million Americans voted for Donald Trump, a man who during the campaign engaged in the most abusive, divisive, violent, and untruthful rhetoric that I have ever witnessed in American politics… Here’s my question: how deeply must our citizens be hurting, and how desperately must they distrust the current political system to have chosen such an outlier candidate?
The following statement was dictated to me by phone by Richard Glossip from his death watch cell in McAlester, Oklahoma, on Jan. 22, 2015.
Sr. Helen talks about states scrambling to find lethal injection drugs after a series of botched executions.
This week my home state, Louisiana, plans to join the list of states experimenting with cocktails of death.
Sister Margaret Maggio has been at my side since the very early days. Many of you who have organized events with us know her well – she’s the voice on the other end of the phone line. She manages my speaking schedule, my flights and an incredible array of other details. She’s my right arm, my go-to sister. I am so lucky to have her in my life.