Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Call for a "Clemency Sabbath"

The National Catholic Reporter notes that writer Mary Ann McGivern is calling for "leaders of faith congregations to preach on clemency the weekend after Thanksgiving." Says McGiven:
I'm calling for leaders of faith congregations to preach on clemency the weekend after Thanksgiving.Thanksgiving calls us to be grateful for the abundance we have been given. The day itself urges us to share our good fortune, to be merciful to those who have less. But over the last 30 years, we have hardened our hearts, refusing second chances to men and women who have run afoul of the law, from murderers to marijuana users. 
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