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Faith in the Police

Episode #1527 | Added September 25, 2016

All over North America, cops are in the news because they are the story — but what's going on behind the headlines? We re-examine our faith in police. 

Lorna's Wrap

"...All that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed wil be brought to light and made known to all." That's from the Gospel according to Luke and it is a powerful word of caution for us all—no matter the vocation. Jesus called his disciples to live beyond reproach. That may be harder to do with camera phones around every corner. But those same devices can also be used for good. Toronto police recently launched a hero of the year award. And the image of one of the nominees—captured on a phone—says it all. It's of an officer, Constable Patrick Rawn of Owen Sound, entering a burning building to save those trapped inside.
In a world where we so often look to tear things down, it's important to recognize men and women who risk their lives every day with little or no recognition. It's also wise to remember we're all human, and we all make mistakes. Forgive because God first forgave you.

Guests

Gregory Brown
Retired Police Sergeant

Gerry McNeilly
Office of the Independent Police Review Director

Devon Clunis
Chief of Winnipeg Police Service

Rick Mooney
Constable, Fredericton Police Service

Ken Smith
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Ret.)

Context

Why do you trust or distrust police? Contact us at comments@contextwithlorna.com.

Lorna's Books: The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett

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