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Justice or Forgiveness

Local priest Kevin McAuliffe made headlines for all the wrong reasons when he admitted stealing $650,000 from his parish.  The judge sentenced him to three years in prison.  But many of his parishioners said they forgave him, and said prison wasn't the right place for his gambling addiction. 
Have you ever made a mistake?  Were you forgiven or punished?  When it comes to the sins of others, how much are we willing to forgive?  And where do you draw the line between forgiveness on one hand, and making sure justice is served, on the other?  Community members weigh in with their thoughts.  Leave your comments below.
Patrick Coolican, columnist, LV Sun
Pastor Robert Fowler, Sr Pastor, Victory Missionary Baptist Church
Bishop Dan Edwards, Diocese of Nevada
Connie Calarco, parishioner, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

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