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People with missing relatives and victims of violence walk in a procession in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 28, 2022, in memory of their loved ones as part of the Praying Days for Peace called by the Catholic Church due to the ongoing violence in Mexico. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
Mexico’s military has been one of the most prolific users of Pegasus spyware since 2011, having “targeted more cell phones with spyware than any other government agency in the world.”
A voter drops off her ballot on Nov. 7, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) 
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John Gehring
Voters generally rejected “election denier” candidates this year, but barriers to full voter access remain significant. Catholics still have an important role to play in protecting democracy.
Arts & CultureBooks
Michael Vaccari
Peter S. Canellos provides us with a fascinating biography of a Supreme Court judge who was the sole dissenter in both the Civil Rights Cases (1883) and in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), in which the court held that the Constitution established the separate-but-equal doctrine.
Fannie Lou Hamer, a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, enters the 1964 National Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
FaithShort Take
Chris Crawford
As the pro-life movement prepares for the possibility of a post-Roe America, there are several lessons it can learn from Hamer’s advocacy and the civil rights movement.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Nathan Schneider
Now is an opportune time to do the right thing—to defund the police and invest in a diversified strategy for public safety and well-being.
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Quincy Howard
I never imagined my vocation as a Dominican sister would entail being arrested by the Secret Service and spending a night in the Washington, D.C., Central jail.