Mirror of Justice

A blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"This was the funeral of a great and good man who had spent a life worthy of praise and imitation."

Mike Barnicle's write-up of the life and funeral of John Timoney is just as he describes the remembrances offered at it: "true, telling, and to the point." The opening paragraphs: 

Up on the fourth floor of the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Madison Avenue, there were at least 300 stories standing in a long line that had formed by 2:30 on Monday, a soft, summer day in Manhattan. The stories were told mostly by men who worked for, with or alongside a magnificent and honorable policeman named John Timoney who was claimed by cancer at the age of 68 a few days earlier and now lay in wake as hundreds lined the sidewalk outside waiting patiently to pay their respects.

John Timoney was a sentinel of the city. And his life, his accomplishments and his very demeanor stand as a vivid antidote to the toxic behavior of another man from New York City who manages to incite a fear of the future by constantly hinting or even claiming that America is being stolen by some who do not belong here or rigged by some others in political power.

https://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2016/08/this-was-the-funeral-of-a-great-and-good-man-who-had-spent-a-life-worthy-of-praise-and-imitation.html

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