In the latest ePistle newsletter for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Deacon Royce Winters, the angriest member of Archbishop Schnurr’s dysfunctional chancery, shares his … anger on the occasion of Nelson Mandela’s death. Here’s a snippet:
In the death of South African President Nelson Mandela, we’ve lost one of the icons of the struggle for Peace and Justice in our world. I can recall as it was yesterday, the anger burning deep within me as I became more aware of the movement against apartheid in South Africa. The anger was the residue of the injustice that shamed and scarred my parents, grandparents, and great grandparents as they attempted to navigate the injustice of America in the “Jim Crow South.” The struggle for justice in South Africa opened the wounds of division that separated people of color and rendered “colored-folk” to a less than human status in America.
Yet, in the later part of the 20th Century stood a man for the ages, his name was Nelson Mandela. A man who overcame the stigma of being a political prisoner for more than twenty-years and upon his release led a movement, a people, and a country to face the sin of their nation. His voice was one of the many advocates for justice in our world who stood above the crowd, as heralds for justice, peace and reconciliation.
It’s unclear from the piece whether he was angered in any way by Mandela’s support for unlimited abortion.