Shooting Down in Downtown Dallas

WPA-built plinth where Zapruder stood

On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder made a home movie.  A year and a half ago, your unworthy servant stood at the very spot from which Mr. Zapruder captured President Kennedy’s assassination on film.

It is 1,000 feet away from where the shootings occurred yesterday evening.

Lee Harvey Oswald fired from above, from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building, immediately adjacent to Dealey Plaza.  (You can see the Book Depository building in one of the cellphone videos of last night’s violence that The Washington Post has on its website.)

Last night’s sniper(s) fired from “an elevated position,” as the news reports put it.

May God have mercy on us all.

…We will have a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.  5:30-6:30pm this evening, at St. Gerard’s, on Orange Ave., in Roanoke (Virginia).

(There’s a Roanoke, Texas, also–a half-hour north of DFW.)

…Most of America stays calm and peaceful, almost all of the time.  Most Americans treat each other pretty well and get along okay.  We will keep doing this.  May God give us peace.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Shooting Down in Downtown Dallas

  1. May they rest in peace.

    Sorry you couldn’t make the Holy Hour yesterday. Being with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament gave us some consolation.

    It’s a little tricky following your two on-line identities. But I thank you for your contributions here. They have helped me.

    The floor here is yours, as it has been, to say what you think needs saying.

  2. No sir, I thought about possibly making some comments about Dallas. But, upon further thought, it is not really my forte or place in your blog. You are the priest, shepherd, comforter, and typically priest do such things. However, I understand your position better now. So, it’s not really necessary.

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