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May 2021

Vol. 224 / No. 6

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Photographs of descendants of enslaved people who were sold by Georgetown University and the Maryland Jesuits to southern Louisiana in 1838. (Claire Vail/American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 29, 2021

The collaboration with the Jesuits addresses a specific historical injustice but more broadly seeks to offer a model that might accelerate racial healing and advance racial justice in the United States.

An Indigenous man receives the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine from a municipal health worker in the Sustainable Development Reserve of Tupe in Manaus, Brazil, Feb. 9, 2021. (CNS photo/Bruno Kelly, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaMarch 30, 2021

Covid-19 immunization campaigns must overcome enormous difficulties in reaching remote indigenous groups, isolated riverside communities and the villages of quilombola people, the descendants of African slaves.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeApril 22, 2021

After adjusting for rising costs of living, a full-time federal minimum wage worker today earns 18 percent less than what her counterpart earned 11 years ago—$15,080 annually in 2021, compared with $18,458 in 2009.

Politics & Society Features
Serena SigillitoApril 22, 2021

Even within the United States, the Catholic Church encompasses countless subcultures, which send very different messages to young women about femininity, family life, marriage and careers.

Faith Features

Let us add direction and purpose to our resolve, and let us give ourselves some magis-inspired goals.

Faith Faith and Reason
Thomas J. ReeseApril 22, 2021

The divisions in our country are deep on issues like racism and economic inequality, as well as on education, cultural values and lifestyles. Likewise, our church is divided. What are communicators to do in the face of these divisions?

Faith Faith in Focus
Kaya OakesApril 22, 2021

Discovering that a pivotal figure like Esther, who saves her people from death, also happens to be childless, can help us understand that childlessness in Scripture cannot be understood only as a curse.