Joyce DiDonato Plays Sister Helen Prejean in HGO's...
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato , who plays Sister Helen Prejean in Houston Grand Opera's upcoming star-studded production of Dead Man Walking , had her sights set on becoming a high school choir director.
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#1 Jan 18, 2011
"Dead Man Walking" & Sr. Helen Prejean: A Critical Review (1)
from Dudley Sharp
" ...makes you realize the Dead Man Walking truly belongs on the shelf in the library in the Fiction category." "Being devout Catholics,'the norm' would be to look to the church for support and healing. Again, this need for spiritual stability was stolen by Sister Prejean." (2) The parents of rape/torture/murder victim Loretta Bourque.
"(Sr. Prejean's) certainly not after giving anybody spiritual advice to try to save their soul." "I wouldn't have had as much trouble with (Prejean's) views if she would have told the truth, if she would have researched the (rape/torture/murder of Faith Hathaway)." " (Sr. Prejean) certainly didn't interview me, didn't interview any of the witnesses in the case." " ...(Sr. Prejean) based her book on what was in I guess a defense file and what Robert Willie telling her." " ... she's trying to mislead people in the book. And that's something that she's going have to work out with herself." (3)
(1) "Sister Helen Prejean & the death penalty: A Critical Review"
(2) Dead Family Walking: The Bourque Family Story of Dead Man Walking,
(3) Angel on Death Row: An Interview with Detective Vernado in the case of Faith Hathaway
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"The Innocent Executed: Deception & Death Penalty Opponents"
The 130 (now 138) death row "innocents" scam
"At the Death House Door" Can Rev. Carroll Pickett be trusted?"
"Death Penalty Support: Christian & Secular Scholars"
"The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge"
"The Death Penalty: More Protection for Innocents"
"Killing equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents"
"The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation"
"Physicians & The State Execution of Murderers: No Ethical/Medical Dilemma"
Opponents in capital punishment have blood on their hands, Dennis Prager, 11/29/05,
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