We take the opportunity of current events to pray for the souls of those who are always forgotten: our dear police forces.
Do the police often exceed their powers?... Are they often violent? Yes: but can most of us really understand the pressures under which they work, every day and night? From the constraints put upon them by politicians to the expectations of all institutional and social actors (from courts to taxpayers), common criminals, organized crime...and now even experienced terrorists, even domestic terrorists, warriors they were never prepared to handle.
We pray to Almighty God and the Mother of Mercy for the souls of the five officers in Dallas, Texas, executed in the past few hours; and for the wounded; and for all the souls of all those police officers killed today and every single day in the line of duty throughout the world. May their families be consoled, and may we be more tolerant and loving and grateful to them, keeping in mind the unbelievably stressful environment in which they work to protect our lives, our safety, our families, our rights, and our property.