Prop 34 Discussion

Description: C:\Users\Anthony\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\KA9TNPPT\MC900280925[1].wmf                 PROPOSITION 34

An evening of dialogue on the Death Penalty

Where: American Martyrs Church, 624 15th St., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, Blessed Kateri Room

When: Sunday, October 7

Time: 6:30 pm (after 5:00 o’clock Mass)

How will you vote on Proposition 34 which will:

·       Replace the Death Penalty with Life without Parole

·       Commit $100 million to law enforcement?

American Martyrs will host a distinguished panel of experts:

·        Jeanne Woodford, former warden of San Quentin who witnessed four executions, and now is executive director of Death Penalty Focus;

·        Franky Carrillo, student at Loyola Marymount University,

 who was wrongly accused and spent 20  years in prison for a murder he did not commit;

·        Paula Mitchell, Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School.

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St Francis Oct 4th Bulletin Announcement


St Francis robed himself in excess, only to find that lifestyle lacked authenticity. Whether he fought for power or lived in the echelons of the elite, emptiness prevailed.  In embracing simplicity, each petal of creation to the marginalized living outside the walls of society’s acceptance, was he able to unravel the door to his soul.  Removing the clutter of excess possessions, elitist mentality and indifference to God, his soul absorbed the radiance of peace, hospitality and compassion.  The embrace of simplicity — found in the ordinary — changed St Francis from dwelling on himself to the needs of others.  How can we journey in the footsteps of St Francis and shed one selfish attitude or possession? Will we stop gazing in the mirror of self-absorption and lock our sight on defilement of creation, leading to action?  In faith, will we venture to tame wolves of mistrust in challenging dialogue?

St Francis, thank you for being our mentor. Pray for us.

Collect Memorial for St Francis: “O God, by whose gift Saint Francis was conformed to Christ in poverty and humility, grant that, by walking in Francis’ footsteps, we may follow your Son, and through joyful charity, come to be united with you…”