Witness: Sr. Helen Prejean CSJ

WITNESS: on Salt + Light Television

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, has been instrumental in sparking international dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to state executions. At the age of 40, she realized that being on the side of poor people was an essential part of the Gospel. She moved into the St. Thomas Housing Project in New Orleans and began working at Hope House. During this time, she was asked to correspond with a death row inmate. She agreed and became his spiritual adviser. She is the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, published in 1993. The book became a best seller, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and spawned an Oscar-winning movie and an internationally-acclaimed opera. Join Fr. Thomas Rosica who interviews this remarkable woman religious of our time - a woman who reminds that when the truth sets us free, we may be very uncomfortable. 

Witness airs every Sunday at 8:00pm & midnight with repeats on Monday at 12:30 pm, Thursday at 8:00pm & midnight and Friday at 12:30pm, All times eastern.
Witness is an interview show that presents men and women who are making a difference in both big and small ways in their communities. Father Thomas Rosica hosts a series of in-depth interviews with high level, distinguished Church, religious and civic leaders - people who are contributing significantly to the vibrancy of their Catholic communities. Witness provides its viewers with excellent theological reflection.

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