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Coping with many problems of 2020, we must set aside cynicism...

AMERICA MAGAZINE The Statue of Freedom has stood atop the U.S. Capitol dome since 1863, the middle of the Civil War. The nation's motto, "E...

Will 2020 be the year that gets young people to polls...

WASHINGTON -- Steven Millies, a scholar who explores the Catholic Church's relationship to politics, feels more optimistic today than he has in a long...

Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample urges end to violence, return to campaign...

PORTLAND, Ore. -- As the national spotlight landed on his city and its ongoing protests, Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample July 24 made a...

In talks about racial justice, communication can pave path toward communion

Memory is a treasury of answers. Often I find there a nugget of truth placed in my experience in the past that helps me...

We may have never uttered a racial slur or acted unkind...

Many have commented on how unfortunate it was that it took the murder of George Floyd and the callous deadly harassment of other Black...

Part of church teachings needs to be how to confront and...

The Catholic Church never taught me how to fight racism. As a cradle Catholic, the church taught me how to fight abortion, poverty, hunger, violence...

‘We failed’ is the most honest way to describe what happened...

By Hosffman Ospino Strolling through the streets of our neighborhood as part of our daily walk, my 6-year-old daughter blurted a question I knew was...

Race and film: Fiction and nonfiction that gives food for thought

NEW YORK — No motion picture drama has had the power to change minds the way the on-video death of George Floyd in the...

If racial justice and peace will ever be attained, it must...

By Shannen Dee Williams The global protests over the long-standing plague of white supremacy, most recently manifested in the police and vigilante murders of...

Black Catholic’s challenge: Make change by living out faith principles

MINNEAPOLIS — The video of George Floyd’s death came across Ryan Hamilton’s social media on the evening of Memorial Day, before it was a...

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