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LCWR - “A Crucial Midterm Pivot”, Quincy Howard, OP
One thing Americans agree on: our country has veered drastically off-course. Failures of national systems have led to frustration, bewilderment, and distrust among the commonwealth. Beyond that we are a deeply divided country…. We are turning on one another.
On Saturday, October 6, at about 8:11 PM a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Haiti, its epicenter about 11 miles outside the city of Port-de-Paix. It was followed by strong aftershocks that were felt as far away as Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. So far, seventeen people have died; 353 houses were destroyed; and 7430, damaged. However, with time these figures will probably rise.
Catholic Sisters have long been at the forefront of the death penalty abolition movement in the United States. Last month, Pope Francis made a historic revision to the Catechism calling the practice of capital punishment "inadmissible" in all cases and an attack on the "inviolability and dignity of the person."