Mary Ann McGivern, a Sister of Loretto, works with people who have felony convictions and advocates for criminal justice. She lived at a Catholic Worker house for 28 years. She has been a public radio commentator and written plays and a cookbook. She lives in St. Louis.
Mary Ann McGivern
NCR Today - An editorial, newly updated after the mass shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, haunts me as I imagine the survivors of violence that mostly did not have to happen.
When you meet a candidate, Republican or Democrat or Green or Socialist, ask him or her some pointed questions about public policy on housing, hunger and, yes, pain.
NCR Today: A few years back I gave myself permission to get angry at other drivers. Later, I shocked myself at how mad I was at some unknown person. I resolved to withdraw that permission to myself to rage.