Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
With violent crime rising in a number of U.S. cities, Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich is urging Catholics to consider how they might contribute to a more just and peaceful society.
Purity culture, racism and the violence against Asian women in Atlanta.
FaithFaith in Focus
Erika Rasmussen
My generation has never known what it is to exist without the possibility of death by firearms at school, at the movies.
Members of the Atlanta Korean American Committee against Asian Hate Crime raise their fists as they meet at a Korean restaurant in Duluth, Ga., on March 18, 2021, after the fatal shootings at at three Atlanta-area spas. (USA/Dustin Chambers, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The Korean Catholic Martyrs Church gathered to offer prayers for the victims and prayers for peace. The parish will be stepping up to join other civic and religious bodies as a community response is mapped out.
People in Philadelphia attend a vigil in solidarity with the Asian American community on March 17, 2021, after increased attacks on the community since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Robert Aaron Long of Woodstock, Ga., was charged that same day with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area spas March 16. Six of the eight were women of Asian descent, but Long told police racial bias was not his motive. (CNS photo/Rachel Wisniewski, Reuters
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv.: “We must, as a Christian family of faith, work to protect the whole community. We must speak up against any aggression and we must be active in our pursuit to end racism and discrimination of every kind.”
Armed men stand on the steps at the State Capitol after a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Lansing, Mich., on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
It can happen again.