Social Justice

Maeve Orlowski-Scherer July 02, 2020
A cartoon series from a decade ago proves to have profound lessons for today.
Thomas Graff July 02, 2020
Our fidelity to Christ and his body the church should have less to do with becoming an aggrieved church of fire damage than becoming a compassionate church of kinship with the broken.
A street performer celebrates Independence Day in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2018. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Nelson J. Pérez June 26, 2020
The events of 2020 show that Americans still struggle to achieve social justice, writes Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez of Philadelphia in a July 4 reflection. Yet we can take note of what we have survived so far.
The statue of a Confederate general, Albert Pike, after it was toppled by protesters and set on fire in Washington, D.C., on  June 20. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Massimo Faggioli June 22, 2020
Massimo Faggioli: Some statues deserve toppling. But it’s not necessarily the most constructive way to build a different future.
If police officers commit crimes while on duty, "the court has put up a number of hurdles to make it difficult to bring injunctive relief against an entire police department."
Father Joshua Laws, pastor of the Catholic Community of South Baltimore, participates in an interfaith prayer vigil against racism on June 3 in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Tim Swift, Catholic Review)
Flora x. Tang June 16, 2020
Even the most well-meaning prayer vigils against racism can miss the mark because of fuzzy language and a lack of black voices, writes Flora x. Tang. But there are ways to make them more effective.