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The topic of death isn’t something most people care to think about or discuss, but planning what will happen after the inevitable occurs is necessary for a variety of reasons.
Initial results of the autopsy on the body of former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was awaiting trial in the Vatican on charges of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography, indicate he died late Aug. 27 of a “cardiac incident,” the Vatican said.
The beloved 87-year-old broadcaster — once voted by fans as the “Most Popular Dodger” of all — said Aug. 28 he will return for one more season, but on Aug. 29 told a news conference at Dodger Stadium that “realistically, next year will be the last one.”
This column has said before that the TV industry will pay attention only when the market speaks to them. The ratings slide was, by itself, apparently not enough. But when stockholders squawk, the companies take notice.
Thanks to anti-Catholic prejudice, LeRoy Brown became a teacher at St. Thomas Academy for nearly two decades then a fighter for fairness for Catholics on many fronts.
Sunday, Aug. 30
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
It was the death of a great city, the deaths of more than 1,800 people in their homes and attics, the deaths of family, neighborhood and church relationships, the death of hope. And yet, 10 years later, New Orleans — in so many ways new and improved and utterly resilient — is a resurrection city.
Although estimates of the numbers vary widely, the largest-ever crowd to protest outside the St. Paul Planned Parenthood office Aug. 22 is a sign of renewed support for the pro-life movement, according to Scott Fischbach, executive director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.