Not-so-fun Catholic Fact: No matter how wonderful you are, you are going to witness terrible things in your life. The death of a loved one, disasters, injustice, etc. I'm noticing over and over (especially in researching these posts) that good Christians rise to the occasion and just do the right thing. They may be surrounded by madness and evil, yet they man-up. Don't neglect your prayer life. Stay strong to meet the challenges when they occur.
2 Degrees of Separation
Second Degree: Judge Charles "Chuck" Older The original judge for the Manson trial had granted Manson permission to act as his own attorney. Manson ran a muck of the courtroom with voider and that permission was retracted before the beginning of the trial. Judge Older, a former WWII and Korean War ace, was the new judge who presided over the Manson trial. To read the New York Times article on the life and 2006 death of Judge Older, click here.
First Degree: Ronald Reagan Charles Older was appointed to the bench by then Governor, Ronald Reagan. Mr. Reagan met the pope on several occasions.