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Arts & CultureInterviews
Christopher Parker
Black Catholic artist Wayman Scott’s Baltimore Pietà depicts a Black mother holding her dead son, reframing the famous Michelangelo piece through the lens of police brutality.
An elderly woman stands in her doorway as armed Salvadoran troops patrol a residential area in Soyapango on Dec. 5. A massive crackdown on gangs in El Salvador has led to ongoing human rights abuses, says a new report. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Dany Díaz Mejía
Twenty-two men from Espíritu Santo Island who were arrested between under President Nayib Bukele’s state of emergency decree in El Salvador.
A member of the Mexican army stands guard outside St. Francisco Javier church in Cerocahui on June 22, 2022. Jesuit Fathers Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were murdered at the parish on June 20 as they offered refuge to a tour guide seeking protection. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“Our position, after 100 days and after having recovered the bodies, is clear: We demand the municipal, state and federal authorities to be aware of their obligations.”
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
Pope Francis has asked Catholics to pray this September for an end to the death penalty, and we should ask ourselves a key question: Is it really necessary to kill in order to protect society?
Adnan Syed, the man whose legal saga spawned the hit podcast "Serial," exits the Cummings Courthouse a free man after a Baltimore judge overturned his conviction for the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee, Sept. 19, in Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Politics & SocietyIdeas
Jim McDermott
There is no doubt that the attention that the podcast “Serial” brought to his case helped Adnan Syed, who was released from prison on Sept. 19.
Arts & CultureBooks
Tobias Winright
Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown law professor who has volunteered as a reserve officer for the Washington Metropolitan Police Department, takes us behind the scenes of urban policing in her new book.