SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (RNS) And now, let us raise a toast to St.
Once a cherished icon for generations of Catholics, a statue of
Ireland's patron saint from Sacred Heart Church in Newark has landed in
a South Orange restaurant -- much to the chagrin of local Catholic
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Crouched on a scaffold, Ray Clagnan gingerly tapped
his hammer near Saint James' feet, hoping to set them free.
Clagnan, a stained-glass expert, worked slowly, pane by pane. Soon,
he moved to Mary Magdalene, carrying away her resplendent image in four
During a break, he marveled at the level of skill displayed on the
Lord have mercy
Apr 09, 2015
A. M. Stroud III, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, expresses regret for the role he played in sending Glenn Ford to death row in 1984. “I was 33 years old. I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself. I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning.” Stroud says he presented dubious evidence from a forensic pathologist, precluded black jurors from the trial (Ford, since exonerated, is black), and ignored the fact that the appointed defense attorney had never before tried a criminal or capital case. “I . . . hope that providence will have more mercy for me than I showed Glenn Ford,” Stroud said in a letter to the editor of the Times of Shreveport. “But, I’m also sobered by the realization that I certainly am not deserving of it” (ABA Journal, March 25).