When 26 year old Baltimore CEO Pava LePere was found partially clad, strangled and bludgeoned to death in her own apartment building I noticed that MOST of the comments in both secular news and among men on Catholic Twitter mocked the victim and expressed satisfaction that she was dead.
Pava supported Black Lives Matter. The irony of her murder by a man whom she would have presumably championed and whom she naively let into her controlled access building was enough for an explosion of schadenfreude. One Catholic man in particular seemed triumphant and kept posting on Twitter, "She let him in." The last time I checked, he'd made his statement several times.
Look, I get that men are frustrated. There are many silly young women who flit from one fad to another with no deep thought about their own safety or much of anything else but Pava was murdered. How can you call yourself a Catholic man and revel in her death? She obviously didn't grow up in a neighborhood like the one I did and unlike mine, her parents may have never taught her you don't open to the door to anyone you don't know because it's better to be seen as rude than dead. At 26, she was old enough to be my daughter and I look at her photo with sadness. Thank God the killer, who so far, has attacked three women has been caught.