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Playing ball with the entrenched church

It would have been my mother’s seventieth birthday today. We found the badge she used to gain entry to the Colorado Penal System.
El Paso County Sheriff CHAPLAIN badge
Besides serving on State committees for prison reform, Mom would counsel female inmates who were about to be released. Often their release dates would be postponed and postponed. My mother worried she couldn’t be too outspoken against the war lest our pro-war Catholic Bishop revoke her chaplain status and she would lose access to the prisoners.

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