Air Force veteran Joseph Nolla reflects on the difficulty making sense of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in the aftermath of the withdrawal of US troops, as well as the conduct of the war itself. As painful as the fall of Afghanistan is, finding God in this moment is both a challenging and necessary task.
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Can Lebanon Wake from Its Nightmare?
Lebanon continues to struggle through a crisis of leadership that has devastated multiple sectors of life. Amidst it all, the Lebanese people have shown great resilience.
Joe Rogan vs the New York Times
Corporate media’s traditional forms of distributing information are not keeping up with means and content that the next generation of media consumers are seeking, especially long-form interviews that podcasts make use of. The New York Times commentary on the phenomenon of Joe Rogan’s podcast success, published July 4th, 2021, takes a defensive position and admits a self-realization that their traditional form and control over information is not a model that is drawing new consumers.
California Is in a Drought. Taking Shorter Showers Is Not the Solution.
The California drought is an opportunity to examine how meat-heavy diets cause a strain to our water supply.
“Hear Us, See Us”: Concluding Asian American Heritage Month
Too often, Americans of Asian descent have been made to feel invisible, our nearly two-hundred years of history in the United States erased from history books and classes, our very presence in this country questioned.
Competing National Visions: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Quest for Homeland
People are not born hating each other, and relations between nations and ethnicities are constantly changing and evolving. Poor knowledge of recent world history has led to Americans falling back on harmful stereotypes of the peoples of the Middle East, and to a complete misunderstanding of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
On May Day: The Enduring Importance of Labor Unions
The struggle for worker justice isn’t just a thing of the past.
The Fishing Industry Has Rendered Most Mass Fish Consumption Unethical
Catholics are called to care for creation and the marginalized. How does eating fish fit into this exhortation?
The U.S. Catholic Church Needs Migrants, and Not Just to Fill Pews
With rising numbers of migrants reaching our southern border, we need to be reminded of the mutually beneficial relationship between the Church and migrants in our transnational world. Migrants need the Church and the Church needs migrants.
A Year of Lockdown: SSRIs and Grace
While none of us can compare our suffering in the past year, we can learn a lot about grace and love through both King David and depression medication.