Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, as his vice presidential running mate elicited broad smiles from key black Catholics. Others, though, started criticizing her record nearly as soon as the pick was publicized Aug. 11.
Alyssa Nakken became the first woman to appear in uniform on the field during a major league baseball game when she coached first base in the late innings of an exhibition game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics.
The economic strains of the pandemic have affected every entity, and despite some disruptions and upheavals, the American church is coping with new realities.
Bishops from around the world are demanding that governments pay attention to the plight of workers in the international supply chain, stating that "acts of violence and suffering" are the result of behaviors of irresponsible companies.
If police officers commit crimes while on duty, "the court has put up a number of hurdles to make it difficult to bring injunctive relief against an entire police department."
John Murray, a Catholic, said: "The Irish civil rights movement (that served as a precursor to the Troubles) was directly influenced by the African American civil rights movement of the late 1960s."
"Until we take the human dignity of each and every person—regardless of the circumstances of their lives—serious(ly), there will continue to be a loss of life due to racism," Bishop Shelton T. Fabre said.