Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Author of ‘Dead Man Walking’ Sister Helen Prejean To Appear on CatholicTV News Magazine Show
On May 19th, Christine Caswell’s interview of Sister Helen Prejean will air during the CatholicTV news magazine show “ClearVoice”.
Sr. Helen is the author of the book “Dead Man Walking”, which inspired the film of the same name starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon. The film depicts Sr. Helen’s interactions with a death row inmate. Christine Caswell is co-host of ClearVoice.
In her interview with Christine Caswell, Sr. Helen talks about forgiveness and the murder case of Jeffrey Curley, whose father Robert Curley initially advocated for the return of the death penalty to Massachusetts. Curley later changed his mind and has since spoken out against the death penalty.
Sister Prejean also talks about how victims’ families need to be heard. She briefly mentions how she regretted not talking to the victims’ families sooner in the case of Elmo Sonnier who, in 1978 was convicted of murdering Loretta Bourque and David LeBlanc.
May 19th’s episode of ClearVoice will also include an interview of Fr. William Palardy, Rector of Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. The seminary trains priests and specializes in later-aged vocations.
ClearVoice airs each week at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at the following times: Thursday 8PM; Friday 11:30AM; Saturday 7AM; Sunday 11AM; Monday 10:30AM; Tuesday 10:30PM.