Marlene Lang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of religious and pastoral studies at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati.

Native American protestors hold hands with parishioner Nathanial Hall, right, during a group prayer outside the Catholic Diocese of Covington on Jan. 22, 2019, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marlene Lang
The furor over a chance meeting between Catholic high school students and Native American protesters underscores the need to listen and learn from indigenous voices.
FaithFaith in Focus
Marlene Lang
"My quiet time in the mildew downstairs yielded this thought: it was simply time for me to live with the poor."