Alex Mikulich is an anti-racist Roman Catholic social ethicist and activist.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged to "drain the swamp" of Washington. Yet swamps are integral to a good ecosystem. The fragility both of swamps and good governance demand our constant care.
As the nation votes today, our entire way of life is killing us and the planet. We need a whole new way of thinking about faithful citizenship that is directed towards renewing the face of the Earth.
Commentary: I find myself enraged by the violence of the president and his party. But our fury, however justified, may only consume us if not grounded in loving kindness both within us and our institutions.
Commentary: If the church seeks authentic repentance and repair, it must address the historical roots of the present crisis and open itself to a long-term process of truthful remembering that is oriented to the wisdom of the survivors of clerical sexual abuse.