A life's work inspired by death

Continuing from below . . .

No one dies, that is, unless the whole point of the legal system is to take life. Tony Norman's column this morning about Sister Helen Prejean is an elegant paean to this amazing woman. She's in town to support the Pittsburgh Opera's performance of Dead Man Walking.

The best part of the column isn't Sister Helen's meditation on the death penalty itself. The best part is that Tony shows that Sister Helen gets art: "The silence in the opera is so profound," she said, describing the audience's reaction during the show and at intermission. "It's like cutting a wedge into things people don't expect. Art is a way of bringing people close to the issue."


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