Erika Rasmussen is a Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow at America.
Demonstrators are seen near the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., to show their opposition to the death penalty July 13, 2020. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Erika RasmussenSeptember 16, 2020
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy: “The death penalty serves as a sort of litmus test for how our nation is making progress to either dismantle or uphold racism.”
(CNS Illustration/Dado Ruvic, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Erika RasmussenSeptember 10, 2020
Sister Mary Haddad on coronavirus vaccine: “It is our belief that all people regardless of immigration status—whether they be refugees or asylum seekers held in immigration centers—must be included in each priority population group.”
A student protest at Loyola University Chicago. Photo courtesy of Our Streets LUC (ourstreetsluc.org); Photo by Christian Yeomans.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Erika RasmussenSeptember 09, 2020
While deaths at the hands of police make headlines, the problem of implicit bias in policing and security for most Black Americans is experienced as a daily psychic burden.
Faith Dispatches
Erika RasmussenAugust 31, 2020
At the first-ever OSV Innovation Challenge’s virtual Demo Day, three Catholic enterprises walked away with $100,000. Here’s how they plan to support the mission of the church.