Erika Rasmussen is a Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow at America.
Faith Advent Reflections
Erika Rasmussen December 02, 2020
A Reflection for the First Wednesday of Advent
The image displays five photos of the five members of the prayer service's organizing committee: Moira Egan, a white woman in her 50s with dark hair (top left); Kathleen Friel, a white woman with short hair wearing glasses (top middle); Ricardo da Silva, S.J., a white man who is bald with a brown beard, wearing glasses (top right); Father John Mulreany, S.J., wearing clerical carb that is black, and glasses (bottom left); Allison Connelly, white woman, light brown hair and glasses (bottom right)
Faith GoodNews
Erika Rasmussen November 27, 2020
An New York City parish organized a fully accessible prayer service for people with disabilities, who even in the church are often forgotten on the margins.
Arts & Culture Books
Erika Rasmussen November 19, 2020
Come to Yaa Gyasi's fiction, all you who are weary and burdened, and she will give you heartbreak.
Arts & Culture Film
Erika Rasmussen November 16, 2020
A new Hulu movie follows the activist Greta Thunberg, a teenager whose advocacy for action on climate change captured the world's attention.
Faith Explainer
Erika Rasmussen November 11, 2020
A timeline of the key moments that led to the rise and fall of Theodore McCarrick
Faith Faith in Focus
Erika Rasmussen October 26, 2020
We can all prepare for a much-anticipated national election by praying this novena.
Arts & Culture Film
Erika Rasmussen October 23, 2020
“Rebecca” tickles at mystery’s itch along our skin.
Smoke rises from Duke Energy's Marshall Steam Station in Sherrills Ford, N.C., Nov. 29, 2018. Governments have an unprecedented "moral duty" to take urgent action to combat climate change, Catholic development agencies said before the U.N. Climate Change Summit in 2019. (CNS photo/Chris Keane, Reuters)
Politics & Society Podcasts
Erika Rasmussen October 08, 2020
A highly politicized issue that is central to the teaching of Pope Francis. The science and the moral framework are clear. Will American Catholics respond at the voting booth?
Politics & Society GoodNews
Erika Rasmussen September 24, 2020
The Diocese of Richmond has responded to the call to care for our common home with a project that will soon generate 1.6 million kilowatt-hours of solar electricity every year.
Arts & Culture Film
Erika Rasmussen September 18, 2020
A Confederate family kidnaps the film’s Black protagonist, Veronica Henley, a modern-day sociologist and New York Times bestselling author played by Janelle Monáe—and enslaves her in the “past.”