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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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During this second surge medical and support teams had no time to be anxious about themselves as scores of Covid-19 cases began arriving at Holy Family’s emergency room doors.
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The speed and virulence of the Covid-19 outbreak in India have been among its most shocking aspects. Could an outbreak as ferocious happen somewhere else?
Exhausted workers, who bring dead bodies for cremation, sit on the rear step of an ambulance inside a crematorium, in New Delhi, India, on April 24. Delhi has been cremating so many bodies of coronavirus victims that authorities are getting requests to start cutting down trees in city parks, as a second record surge has brought India's tattered healthcare system to its knees. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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In one diocese nine priests and two women religious have been lost to Covid-19 just in April. The deceased clergy include four Jesuits.
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After adjusting for rising costs of living, a full-time federal minimum wage worker today earns 18 percent less than what her counterpart earned 11 years ago—$15,080 annually in 2021, compared with $18,458 in 2009.
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U.S. sisters were called to the border to assist asylum seekers. They (obviously) came through.
A man receives a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Masaka hospital in Kigali, Rwanda, March 5, 2021. (CNS photo/Jean Bizimana, Reuters)
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“We will never get [the pandemic] under control here in the United States until we get it under control everywhere,” C.R.S.'s Sean Callahan said.
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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.