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Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Several acts of vandalism targeting Catholic churches occurred in the days following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Participants in prayer during Mass at the Labor Day Encuentro gathering at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 2018. (CNS photo/ Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)
FaithDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“A good youth ministry program in a multicultural space can be where you integrate communities together and allow for them to really have an appreciation for different cultures.”
Loreto House in Denton, Tex., was vandalized following the leak of a draft of a Supreme Court decision that might overturn Roe v. Wade. Photo courtesy of Randy Bollig.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Even pro-life advocates who have long called for overturning Roe v. Wade are unsure what comes next as a Supreme Court decision that could reverse the landmark 1973 decision is expected this month.
A woman prays during a Black History Month Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens, New York City, on Feb. 20, 2022. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Alessandra Harris
It is not enough to issue occasional condemnations of racism. The U.S. church must invest in Black Catholic churches and schools, as well as diocesan offices for Black parishioners.
FaithInterviews
J.D. Long-García
Pew reports that only 32 percent of U.S. Catholics believe in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The U.S. bishops are trying to make that number go up.
FaithFaith in Focus
J.D. Long-García
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s tenure was not without controversy, but in my nine years of working with him, I found him to be a prayerful, generous and thoughtful man.