Madeleine Davison is an NCR Bertelsen intern based in Chicago. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and sociology. 

 
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University of Dallas students advocate for racial solidarity club despite pushback

University of Dallas students faced pushback from some faculty and peers when they proposed a club to encourage dialogue around race, with the approval process for the group suspended by school administration until next semester.

Latin Grammy nominee Gina Chavez finds her voice as a queer Catholic

Gina Chavez, 38, describes herself as a queer, multi-ethnic Latinx Catholic, who attends Mass with her wife in Austin. Her latest album "La Que Manda" is nominated for a Latin Grammy award for best pop/rock album.

Church needs to confront painful histories with 'unflinching honesty,' speakers say

To begin the process of restorative justice, the Catholic Church and individual religious orders must reckon with their histories of enslaving Black people and forcing Indigenous peoples into missions and abusive boarding schools, speakers said at a three-day conference sponsored by Catholic Mobilizing Network.

COVID-19, federal response imperil already-strained rural hospitals

Dozens of rural hospitals have succumbed to financial strain in recent years. That trend has only been accelerating during the pandemic — just as COVID-19 infection rates have begun to spike in rural areas.