Kitty Felde |

Mary Surratt went to my church

Okay, this Mary Surratt story is getting stranger all the time. Surratt is the centerpiece of Robert Redford's new movie "The Conspirator." And Monday, you can hear my news feature about her on KPCC. I just discovered that the woman hung for conspiracy in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a parishioner at the same church that I go to! It's a Jesuit church near Union Station, St. Aloysius. And John Wilkes Booth attended organ recitals there as well. It's creepy enough knowing her trial and execution were held two blocks from where I live. Here's the local tv news story.