Palm Sunday & Holy Week

In the movie Dead Man Walking, Sr. Helen Prejean, played by Susan Sarandon, paid a home visit to the Delacroix family to extend her sympathy to them. Their daughter was murdered by a hardened criminal named Matthew Poncelet. She brought them a pie, and they welcomed her as any good Cajun Catholic home would welcome a Catholic sister. They perceived her visit signaled that she came to her senses and was won over to their way of seeing things: that Poncelet deserved the needle, to be put to death. How wrong they were. Sr. Helen told them she would be his chaplain. She was against the death penalty. They kicked her out. 

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