Short Take

Health service workers light candles during a vigil for coronavirus victims at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, on April 16. (Photo by John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2020)
Michael Rozier, S.J. June 25, 2020
As Americans mourn those lost to Covid, we should consider what we will consider the “new normal.” Michael Rozier, S.J., asks how we can avoid repeating our apparent desensitization to gun violence.
Firmin DeBrabander June 24, 2020
Has the coronavirus revealed that a good college education can be obtained online? No, writes Firmin DeBrabander, there is no substitute for three-dimensional debate.
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Luke Janicki June 23, 2020
I am a gay teacher in a Catholic high school. And I see hope in the Archdiocese of Seattle.
J.D. Long-García June 23, 2020
This year, pitchers will not hit—not in the American League nor in the National League. Experts speculate this will lead to a permanent change in baseball.
The statue of a Confederate general, Albert Pike, after it was toppled by protesters and set on fire in Washington, D.C., on  June 20. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Massimo Faggioli June 22, 2020
Massimo Faggioli: Some statues deserve toppling. But it’s not necessarily the most constructive way to build a different future.
Father Joshua Laws, pastor of the Catholic Community of South Baltimore, participates in an interfaith prayer vigil against racism on June 3 in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Tim Swift, Catholic Review)
Flora x. Tang June 16, 2020
Even the most well-meaning prayer vigils against racism can miss the mark because of fuzzy language and a lack of black voices, writes Flora x. Tang. But there are ways to make them more effective.