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Nichole M. Flores is an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. 
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Nichole M. Flores
In the past, one “discordant” homily could make me consider finding another parish. Now, I can ponder, discern and pray instead of feeling the urge to assert, fight and win.
Federico Peña addresses the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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Nichole M. Flores
Nichole Flores profiles Federico Peña, the first Hispanic mayor of Denver and a leader in national politics, who is now focused on the physical and spiritual health of his community.
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Nichole M. Flores
Psalm 137 reflects my longing to return home, even as I am aware that I have idealized it in my earnest efforts to not forget it.
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Nichole M. Flores
Today’s public theologians can be found working alongside the most vulnerable members of society, contributing their deep understanding of Scripture, theology, history, ethics, liturgy and ministry in the real lives of communities.
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Nichole M. Flores
Promising demographic data can easily be interpreted in a way that overlooks the textured history of Latino Catholics in the United States, one in which the very existence of Latino church communities has often come under threat.
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Nichole M. Flores
To recognize the specific rights of disadvantaged people is to affirm God's love for all people.
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Nichole M. Flores
My grandmother embodied a distinctly Guadalupan presence: prayerful, patient, joyful and strong. Whether nurturing a child, a friendship or a garden, she knew how to help things grow.
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Nichole M. Flores
A team of scientists set out to film the transition of coral from a brilliantly colored living organism to a decaying corpse.
Charlottesville, Va., July 8, 2017 (Photo credit: James Sneed, Flickr)
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Nichole M. Flores
The church’s opposition to racism should be a consistent and constant force in our country.
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Nichole M. Flores
How can you shed light on the Catholic tradition without stating anything as truth?