- Apr 17, 2021
Amid a surge in gun violence and protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the nation’s third-largest city is on edge, awaiting possible greater tension in the form of a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch dozens of federal agents to Chicago.
One Catholic helped organize food deliveries for areas devastated by riots this summer in Minnesota.
A statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Sacramento, California has been toppled by demonstrators.
Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city’s police officers deserve better treatment and broad support on the job.
Several dozen people joined San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone as he led the rosary June 27 and recited the prayer of St. Michael the Archangel for protection from evil at the site of the now-toppled statue of St. Junipero Serra in the city’s Golden Gate Park.
The calls to “abolish the police” did not begin with the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Instead, they simply picked up steam.