Alex Mikulich is an anti-racist Roman Catholic social ethicist and activist.
To care for the most vulnerable among us is not political correctness — it is human and Christian.
We live in a time of many profound disconnects. Outdated political and economic systems and modes of thought and action no longer serve the common good.
In his encyclical "The Gospel of Life," St. John Paul II warns, "Freedom negates and destroys itself and becomes a factor leading to the destruction of others, when it no longer respects or recognizes its essential link with the truth."
Given the so-called post-fact, post-truth world exemplified by the new U.S. president who openly disdains objective truth, we live in a new dark age where the essential link between truth and freedom is at risk.