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A Mexican soldier patrols outside the Church in Cerocahui, Mexico, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Politics & SocietyNews
From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sources
The bishops’ statement followed the slayings of two Jesuits and a person they were protecting in their parish—a crime attributed to a local crime boss in a part of the country dominated by drug cartels.
A priest touches the photos of Jesuit priests Javier Campos Morales, left, and Joaquin Cesar Mora Salazar during a Mass to mourn their death, at a church in Mexico City, on June 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
One of Father Mora’s former students wanted me to know that he was much more to her than just another name, another victim, another number in Mexico’s spiraling civil violence.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
This week on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” Gloria talks to Natalie Wilson, the co-founder of a nonprofit dedicated to searching for missing people of color when police and the media fall short.
Young men engaged in an art lab at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation. Photo courtesy of PBMR.
Politics & SocietyGoodNews
Sarah Vincent
With programs from housing support to workplace development to art therapy, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation serves formerly incarcerated people, their families and those struggling with crime or victimization.
Heavily armed police guard the streets in down town San Salvador, El Salvador, on March 27. El Salvador's congress has granted President Nayib Bukele request to declare a state of emergency, after a wave of gang-related killings. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Dany Díaz Mejía
When gang members were asked about what they must do to exit the gang, a little over half said they must join a church or follow God.
A priest prays with a death-row inmate in 2008 at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Ind. (CNS photo/Tim Hunt, Northwest Indiana Catholic)
FaithShort Take
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy
Why is it that so many of us shed tears in remembering Christ’s execution on Good Friday yet condone the state-sanctioned killing of our neighbors throughout the rest of the year?