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A Mexican soldier patrols outside the Church in Cerocahui, Mexico, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
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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 school bus in front of a building; the building has a yellow banner on it that says “imagine a future free of gun violence.”
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Britt Luby
One month after Uvalde, we are growing numb to gun violence. Even so, we must resolve to comfort the mourners, to beat guns into plowshares, and to say “never again” and mean it.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
What is most needed in the public debate on abortion is an honest moral reckoning with the two goods that are in tension when a woman faces a pregnancy she feels she cannot continue.
Pro-life demonstrators in Washington celebrate outside the Supreme Court June 24, 2022, as the court overruled the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. (CNS photo/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Catholic leaders welcomed the news as a culmination of decades of pro-life activism while also calling for the creation of a stronger social safety net to assist women facing crisis pregnancies.
Politics & SocietyNews
Mark Sherman - Associated Press
The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion.
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.