Aug 26 2022
The Grosmaires, McBrides, & sujatha baliga — Finding Justice in the Light of Forgiveness
Tragedy struck for two families when Ann Grosmaire was shot by her fiancé, Conor McBride. In the wake of her death, Ann's parents were moved to forgiveness through their Catholic faith.All harm — and especially a death like this — impacts more than just the victim alone. The Grosmaires, McBrides, and their whole community lost two cherished young adults the day Ann was shot. Justice would not be found without including each of these involved parties in a healing process.In this episode, Kate and Deacon Andy Grosmaire, Julie and Michael McBride, and their facilitator sujatha baliga share the story of their restorative justice circle that shaped Conor's sentencing.Their testimony is witness to the possibilities of a justice centered in restoring relationships and creating opportunities for healing.Kate tells this full story in her book, Forgiving My Daughter's Killer: A True Story of Loss, Faith, and Unexpected Grace.