Voices
Kathleen Bonnette, Th.D., is the assistant director of the Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation with the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic-Midwest Province.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
It is easy to mock “wokeness,” writes Kathleen Bonnette, but developing an awareness of the realities that others face is relevant to the first step of the pastoral cycle: seeing.
A Customs and Border Protection agent monitors detainees at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, on July 12, 2019. (CNS photo/Veronica G. Cardenas, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
If “canceling” is a means of banishing to the shadows something that causes discomfort that is precisely what we are doing to migrants at our border.
Gary Ragland, 64, votes for the first time during early voting in Atlanta on Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
Georgia’s new voting law should set off social-justice alarm bells, writes Kathleen Bonnette. We should listen to the communities most affected by the new restrictions.
In the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, how can we achieve national unity and justice without being vengeful or dominative? (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
President Biden called for national unity in his inaugural address, but vengeance is not the way to repair public trust, writes Kathleen Bonnette. Restorative justice is a better way toward flourishing for all.
The microplastics discovered in human placentas were much smaller, invisible to the naked eye, but they are part of a rapidly worsening pollution crisis. (iStock/pcess609)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
Tiny pieces of plastic waste, already found at the top of Mount Everest and the bottom of the ocean, may now have a toehold in the human womb, writes Kathleen Bonnette.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
When neither political party fully affirms the principles of our faith, writes Kathleen Bonnette, we must look at the world around us to decide which principles are most at stake.
A St. Augustine statue at the Charles Bridge crossing the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. (iStock/Tuayai)
FaithShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
Though Augustine might have a reputation for pessimism, Kathleen Bonnette writes, his spirituality and his actions during the siege of Hippo can offer guidance for responding to the Covid-19 crisis.
A camp in Matamoros, Mexico, for migrants from Central America seeking asylum in the United States. Photo taken on Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
The coronavirus poses a new threat to asylum seekers in detention centers and in crowded camps, writes Kathleen Bonnette of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.