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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 latest incident occurred on July 19, when firefighters responded to reports of a fire at 3:30 a.m. at the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey, British Columbia. The church was completely destroyed.
Police detain a person during protests in Havana July 11, 2021. Thousands of Cubans took to the streets to protest a lack of food and medicine as the country undergoes a grave economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic and U.S. sanctions. (CNS Photo/Reuters)
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Cuba’s religious superiors endorsed “the principle that all citizens have a legitimate and universal right to express their grievances in an orderly and peaceful way in public” and urged the immediate release of detained protesters.
Journalists gather near a mural featuring Haitian President Jovenel Moise, near the leader’s residence where he was killed by gunmen in the early morning hours, and his wife was wounded, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)
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“Everyone is in a waiting mode,” waiting to find out what happened and why, and “what will happen,” Father Saint-Félix said. He asked the Jesuits in Haiti and the lay people who work with them to stay off the streets.
Firefighters participate in an appreciation rally for medical workers at St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center in Roslyn, N.Y., April 9, 2020, during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
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“Essential” workers have returned to “normal,” confronting the low wages, poor-to-no benefits—including no paid sick time or company-sponsored health insurance—they faced before the crisis.
In this April 23, 2021, file photo, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington. On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Haaland and other federal officials are expected to announce steps that the federal government plans to take to reconcile the legacy of boarding school policies on Indigenous families and communities across the U.S. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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Kevin Clarke
“We are deeply saddened by the information coming out of two former residential boarding school sites in Canada,” Chieko Noguchi, the spokesperson of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said.
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Kevin Clarke
“No one is safe from their attacks. Anyone they are suspicious of, anyone they think are against them, they will arrest, they will torture and some of them are even shot to death.”
Jesuits and boys under picture of St. Ignatius at the Holy Rosary Mission circa 1880-1900. Courtesy of Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Libraries and Holy Rosary Mission – Red Cloud Indian School Records, ID: MUA_HRM_RCIS_02937.
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Kevin Clarke
“The fundamental reality of children dying at these boarding schools is not a new story.”
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Kevin Clarke
Sister Nu Tawng describes a nation living in fear of its own government, where arrest may come at any time or for any reason.
Ramez al-Masri, 39, navigates the edge of a crater where his home was destroyed by an air-strike prior to a cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Beit Hanoun, the northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Kevin Clarke
“Violence is also in the language, in the political decisions, in the conditions of life under which the Gaza population has been living many years.”
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Kevin Clarke
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.