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A 'brutal irony' in bishop's lack of remorse

A 'brutal irony' in bishop's lack of remorse

I am thinking of Thomas Palermo and his family today. I am thinking about them because I read that Heather Cook, former bishop in the church I serve as a priest, was denied parole. I am thinking of the Palermo family because I could easily have been in their place, and I am thinking of Heather Cook because I wonder how a person would not express sorrow for having taken a man's life.

In 1983, three members of my family, including my father and brother-in-law, were killed by a drunk driver. My mother and sister nearly died and suffered disabilities for the remainder of their lives due to their injuries. The driver of the truck that hit them head-on was a man named Ernest Stover, 31...