Miesiąc: kwiecień 2021

30 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 120: David Mourns Saul (2021)

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Today we begin two new books as we read 2 Samuel 1, 1 Chronicles 1, and Psalm 13. Fr. Mike shows us how nothing in scripture is wasted space, and also points out how, through God’s grace, we can move past the things that have hurt us.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
29 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

What Makes a Murderer?

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One night in the spring of 2005, Anissa Jordan was sitting in a car in San Francisco while her boyfriend attempted to rob a young man nearby. Shortly after, police arrested both Anissa and her boyfriend. Anissa was detained and dressed in an orange jumpsuit before she learned that the young man had been shot and killed that night and that she and her boyfriend would both be held responsible. The charge: felony murder.

The felony-murder rule, which exists in more than 40 states, allows prosecutors to charge accomplices to certain crimes, such as conspiracy to commit robbery, with murder, even if they didn’t intend to kill—and even if they weren’t present for the murder. It does so by removing intent to kill from the calculus of what makes a murderer. Critics say the rule has disproportionately led to the incarceration of youth of color and women, such as Anissa, but some prosecutors say the felony-murder rule is the key to holding police officers responsible in the killings of civilians.

“By propping up this terrible rule, however we do it, we have to understand this rule is primarily used against Black people and people of color,” says Kate Chatfield, a director at the Justice Collaborative. 

This week on The Experiment, a look at the doctrine that prosecutors used to convict Anissa for a crime she didn’t even witness, and a debate over whether that same rule is crucial to prosecuting the highest-profile case in the country, The State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin

Further reading:  “What Makes a Murderer?” 


This episode is part of The Atlantic’s project “The Cycle,” which is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.

Be part of The Experiment. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at theexperiment@theatlantic.com.

This episode was produced by Alvin Melathe and Julia Longoria, with editing by Katherine Wells. Fact-check by Will Gordon. Sound design by David Herman. Special thanks to Adam Harris and John Swansburg.

Music by Water Feature (“With Flowers,” “Richard III(Duke of Gloucester),” and “A Paradise”), Keyboard (“Being There” and “My Atelier”), H Hunt (“C U Soon” and “Having a Bath”), and R McCarthy (“Home/Home”), provided by Tasty Morsels. Additional music by Bruce Wiley McKinnon Jr. (“Are You a Freak”) and Tyler O. Sterrett and Jason Trotta (“The Hamlet”). Additional audio from KQED and MPR News.

29 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 119: David’s Wisdom (2021)

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In the last chapters of 1 Samuel, Fr. Mike focuses on David’s wisdom in battle through his prayer and ability to unite the people of Israel. He also touches on Psalm 18 and how wonderful things can happen once we allow ourselves to be loved by God. Today’s readings are 1 Samuel 29-31 and Psalm 18.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
28 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

Behind Closed Doors: The Phony Rockefeller

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In this Dateline classic, young newlyweds, John and Linda Sohus simply vanish. There was no reason to suspect foul play until an eerie discovery tied to a case that made international headlines, and was linked to the name of one of America’s most famous families. Mike Taibbi reports. Originally aired on NBC on January 27, 2012. 

Justice came in August 2013 for John Sohus. His wife Linda is still missing. 

28 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 118: King Saul Despairs (2021)

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Fr. Mike reflects on King Saul’s despair in the face of trial, and how he seeks other means of comfort when he feels like God has abandoned him. God never abandons us, especially in the midst of danger. Fr. Mike invites us to place our trust in God’s promise, instead of resorting to sinful acts. Today’s readings are 1 Samuel 27-28 and Psalm 34.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
27 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

The Necklace

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Private investigator and former police officer Taylor Wright could handle herself, and if necessary, she knew how to disappear. But when she does vanish, detectives think there is more to the story after her girlfriend receives strange text messages from Taylor’s phone. Keith Morrison reports.

27 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 117: Reverence and Faithfulness (2021)

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Fr. Mike reveals how David exemplifies the virtues of reverence and faithfulness. David walks both as a man of faith and as a fallen son of God, but we continue to walk with him because we too are striving for a life with Christ. Today’s readings are 1 Samuel 26 and Psalm 56.
For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
26 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 116: David and Abigail (2021)

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Fr. Mike reflects on the relationship between David and Abigail, and how the Lord calls David to be a better man through Abigail. Where has God put these types of relationships in our lives? Today’s readings are 1 Samuel 25 and Psalm 63.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
25 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 115: King Saul is Spared (2021)

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Fr. Mike uses King Saul as an example that God does not unchoose those he has chosen, and never loses faith in us. Even if we feel someone is in power unjustly, it’s God who decides who holds power, not us. Today’s readings are 1 Samuel 24 and Psalm 57.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
24 kwietnia, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 114: David Saves Keilah (2021)

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Fr. Mike explores the actions of David before saving the city of Keilah, and how he sets an example for us while discerning God’s will. He also points out how God is working constantly in our lives, even if we don’t see half of what he’s doing. Today’s readings are 1 Samuel 23 and Psalm 54.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.