The Black Lives Matter movement has grown to become the first major racial justice movement in the United States since the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s.
Today Catholic schools are shifting some of that authority from pastors and principals to other sources.
Like most public writers, I was used to getting notes that were crude, crazy or even mildly threatening. Normally, I would say a quick prayer for these obviously troubled people and get on with my day. This time it felt different, precisely because the author wasn’t insulting or obviously deranged.
It has taken a trip to Epiphany City for me to fully grasp that, when it comes to faith, I have barely gotten my feet wet.
If we really want to scale back our reliance on prison, we need to change how we approach violence, and most people—politicians, reformers, the public—seem unwilling to do this.