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Wyatt Massey is an O'Hare Fellow at America, writing about social justice and producing podcasts. He is an introvert, runner and self-diagnosed health nut.
A police officer stands guard during Carnival celebrations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in February 2015. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Wyatt Massey
Given the army’s past repression of the Haitian people, the military’s return has been a cause of concern to many. Protesters have taken to the streets, calling for leaders to shift the defense budget money to education.
A priest carries a monstrance in a Corpus Christi procession on June 15, 2017, as people pass the ruins of the the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (CNS photo/Andres Martinez Casares, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Wyatt Massey
Msgr. Aris does not believe those in religious life in Haiti are currently being targeted more than other groups. Violent crime in Haiti is high but hard to measure since most crimes go unreported.
FaithFaith in Focus
Wyatt Massey
An assessment of a country’s living conditions says nothing about the people who live in those conditions.
FaithFaith in Focus
Wyatt Massey
“The Church of the Long Run” has become an important practice for Christians across denominations.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Wyatt Massey
Reconnect Brooklyn is investing in people rather than properties, the residents who are struggling to remain in Bed-Stuy amid rising costs.
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Arts & CultureCulture
Wyatt Massey
One of attractions to a show like “American Gods” is that it purposefully toys with that concept of belief.
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Arts & CultureCulture
Wyatt Massey
What type of god would force us to believe? Can we even be forced to believe?
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Wyatt Massey
“They could bring nearly 12 million people out of the shadows, if they wanted to,” Cardinal Tobin said. “This isn’t about border security. It’s about being attentive to the reality of people who are already in our communities.”
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Arts & CultureTelevision
Wyatt Massey
Is belief still alive in America? What do we mean when we say “I believe in God” or "I believe in America”? This week’s episode of “American Gods” is a great place to start.
Photo via S-Town. Artwork by Valero Dova
Arts & CultureIdeas
Wyatt Massey
“S-Town” borders on being another American “poverty tour,” which rarely benefits those who are on display.