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Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
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Kevin Clarke
The debt crisis in the developing world threatens a staggering impact on the world’s most vulnerable people. “We’re approaching the greatest wave of debt crises and debt restructurings the world has ever seen.”
Members of the Atlanta Korean American Committee against Asian Hate Crime raise their fists as they meet at a Korean restaurant in Duluth, Ga., on March 18, 2021, after the fatal shootings at at three Atlanta-area spas. (USA/Dustin Chambers, Reuters)
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The Korean Catholic Martyrs Church gathered to offer prayers for the victims and prayers for peace. The parish will be stepping up to join other civic and religious bodies as a community response is mapped out.
People in Philadelphia attend a vigil in solidarity with the Asian American community on March 17, 2021, after increased attacks on the community since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Robert Aaron Long of Woodstock, Ga., was charged that same day with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area spas March 16. Six of the eight were women of Asian descent, but Long told police racial bias was not his motive. (CNS photo/Rachel Wisniewski, Reuters
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Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv.: “We must, as a Christian family of faith, work to protect the whole community. We must speak up against any aggression and we must be active in our pursuit to end racism and discrimination of every kind.”
People hold candles as they take part in an anti-coup protest in Yangon, Myanmar, March 14, 2021. (CNS photo/Reuters)
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With the Myanmar military taking a more direct role in efforts to suppress protests, the death toll rose quickly on Sunday.
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There will be no parades in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, and the government has warned that people who try to organize parties to celebrate the day will face fines and criminal prosecution.
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The journey to Iraq will be a high-risk standout among the pope’s various efforts to bring attention to the church’s margins.
Armed men stand on the steps at the State Capitol after a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Lansing, Mich., on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
It can happen again.
A woman wrapped in a blanket crosses the street near downtown Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Temperatures dropped into the single digits as snow shut down air travel and grocery stores. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Rolling blackouts and more bad weather on the way have most Texans hunkering down under blankets and trying to stay as warm. Conditions on both sides of the border were challenging.
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Kevin Clarke
“It really does look like there was an atrocity and a massacre, but precisely the motivation and the details, I think we need to suspend judgment at the moment,” Laurie Nathan said.
Workers inside a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, pork processing plant wear protective gear and are separated by plastic partitions as they carve up meat. (Photo courtesy Smithfield Foods via AP)
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Kevin Clarke
 “Covid knows no boundaries or immigration status; it is an indiscriminate killer.”