Bishop Edward Daly passed away today. He leaves behind a lifetime's commitment to his corner of the world and a faith that expressed itself in innumerable ways. Priest, bishop, historian, author, writer, archivist, performance director, radio and television producer, hospice chaplain, brother, friend. He was so many things. Most of all, he was a decent and a good man.
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And twenty four hours later, it is over. Thirty-nine year old historian and history professor Ethan Schmidt was shot and killed in his office yesterday morning on the campus of Delta State University. Bright, hard-working, part of a constellation of many personal, professional and public circles and communities... And now he is dead. The most recent headline. The flashiest of victims of gun violence this week. Maybe. The week is still young. You never know. But, hey, there's a candlelight vigil. Before we move on. Schmidt was murdered by a colleague. All evidence points to this as a deeply personal killing.