Voices
Olga Segura is the author of the forthcoming book titled Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church.
Protesters walk past a line of police in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Olga Segura
Black and brown Americans continue to speak out against police misconduct and pervasive racism across the United States, writes Olga Segura. The church has an opportunity to show that it is listening.
Arts & CultureBooks
Olga Segura
Thomas Chatterton Williams, a fierce critic of identity politics, urges readers to move beyond a black-white binary in discussing or thinking about race in the United States.
FaithNews Analysis
Olga Segura
I reached out by email to every diocese in the country and asked: Has your diocese started any new initiatives based on the 2018 pastoral letter on racism published by the U.S.C.C.B?
Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at a ceremony to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of enslaved African people in America, on Sept. 10 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
FaithShort Take
Olga Segura
The U.S. Catholic Church still has work to do toward racial reconciliation, writes America associate editor Olga Segura, and this summer’s 1619 Project in The New York Times provides a template worth considering.
Arts & CultureBooks
Olga Segura
"Dominicana" tells the story of 15-year-old Ana Canción.
FaithJesuitical
Olga Segura
This week, we talk with Fr. Joe Laramie, the author of "Abide in the Heart of Christ: A 10-day personal retreat with St. Ignatius Loyola."
“Yo Soy Taino” is a new live-action puppet film by the screenwriter and director Alba Enid García (photo: HBO).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Olga Segura
“Yo Soy Taino” offers a brief and necessary look into the complicated history between the United States and Puerto Rico.
Actor Danny Glover, right, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & SocietyNews
Olga Segura
In Washington on June 19, House members held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States.
FaithJesuitical
Olga Segura
This week, we interview Pat Gothman, one of the co-founders of the online queer Catholic community, Vine & Fig.
FaithJesuitical
Olga Segura
This week, we give you a behind-the-scenes look into our spiritual formation with Father Eric Sundrup.