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  • Pope Francis calls police officers to choose mercy over violence

    Pope Francis calls police officers to choose mercy over violence

    • Nov 20, 2017

    In an audience with Italian traffic and railway police, Pope Francis invited officers to avoid violence and exercise wisdom and mercy instead. He also criticized the inattention and disorderliness shown by many drivers who look at their cellphones while at the wheel and transform the roads in Formula Uno tracks.

  • NFL ought to find a better way than kneeling to express protest

    NFL ought to find a better way than kneeling to express protest

    • Oct 1, 2017

    What’s been lost amid the current American debate about the NFL and protesting police brutality and racial injustice is that kneeling is a particularly religious act, reserved to the realm of the spirit and associated with submission and surrender to something supernaturally higher than ourselves. There are better, and more appropriate, gestures to express protest and civil disobedience.

  • St. Louis archbishop urges peace in the midst of protests over cop acquittal

    St. Louis archbishop urges peace in the midst of protests over cop acquittal

    • Sep 17, 2017

    Archbishop Robert J. Carlson said that while “acknowledging the hurt and anger, [the people of St. Louis] must not fuel the fires of hatred and division” in the wake of the acquittal of a white former police officer accused of murdering a black suspect. Carlson said, “We must work together for a better, stronger, safer community, one founded upon respect for each other, and one in which we see our neighbor as another self.”

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