Today I’m over at my new blog at the Catholic Review, kicking off a weekly round-up of my thoughts on current events. This week, as you might imagine, the thoughts are heavy:
The past ten or so days have felt like a watershed moment for our country. The deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Minnesota, and the five police officers in Dallas – they seem heavy and unreal, like a terrible dream. They dominate the news and my mind, yet so far I’ve kept quiet about them.
Because I don’t know what to say.
I can’t think of a thing to say that’s not inadequate. I can’t put together my thoughts in a way that would accurately express my feelings or appropriately honor the lives that have been lost. I’ve been trying, but so far I just haven’t been able to make it work.
So for the moment, I’ll just point you to a few of the pieces on the subject that have resonated with me.