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Death Has Lost Its Sting: Conflicted Response to Tsarnaev's Death Sentence
Originally Posted: 05/19/2015 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

What’s remarkable is the lack of enthusiasm that accompanied Tsarnaev’s death sentence. One person after another had mercy on their lips – from victims of the Boston bombing to the legendary Sr. Helen Prejean ...

In Every Human Heart
Originally Posted: 05/01/2015 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

What motivates these different perspectives? Is justice about vengeance, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth? Is someone who advocates for life imprisonment soft on crime? Is such a person naïve? ...

Tragedy Begets Resilience
Originally Posted: 04/15/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

How would our injured victims respond? Within days, the answer was clear. They would remain resilient. Among the many images of the marathon victims that emerged shortly after th ...

Twitter and Tragedy: A Revamped American Religious Experience
Originally Posted: 09/17/2013 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

In the hours and days that followed the Boston Marathon, social media became for me, and many others, a sacred space to share our prayers and words of disbelief. Editor's ...

Catholic Bishops: Don’t Let Boston Attacks Derail Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 5:49pm | Type: Blog

Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Monday denounced efforts to use the Boston Marathon bombings to derail the push for immigration reform, saying it is wrong to brand all immigrants as dangerous and that a revam ...