Olga Segura, America Magazine

Olga Segura

America Magazine

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Recent:
  • America Magazine
Past:
  • Sojourners

Recent articles by Olga:

I reached out to every U.S. diocese. Here are the ones implementing the 2018 pastoral letter on racism.

I reached out by email to every diocese in the country and asked: Has your diocese started any new initiatives based on the 2018 pastoral letter on racism published by the U.S.C.C.B? → Read More

How the church can recognize the legacy of slavery and move toward reconciliation

The U.S. Catholic Church still has work to do toward racial reconciliation, writes America associate editor Olga Segura, and this summer’s 1619 Project in The New York Times provides a template worth considering. → Read More

Review: A new novel offers a look into the lives of Dominican immigrants

"Dominicana" tells the story of 15-year-old Ana Canción. → Read More

A new puppet film tells the story of Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria

“Yo Soy Taino” offers a brief and necessary look into the complicated history between the United States and Puerto Rico. → Read More

Georgetown students voted to pay for reparations. On Juneteenth, the debate comes to Congress

In Washington on June 19, House members held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States. → Read More

What a gay, Catholic man is doing to help the L.G.B.T. community

This week, we interview Pat Gothman, one of the co-founders of the online queer Catholic community, Vine & Fig. → Read More

A beginner’s guide to spiritual direction

This week, we give you a behind-the-scenes look into our spiritual formation with Father Eric Sundrup. → Read More

Kate Bowler on faith, cancer and the prosperity gospel

This week, we talk with the author of the New York Times bestseller "Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved)," Kate Bowler. → Read More

A love letter to “Desus & Mero” from a fellow Bronxite

Along with changing how society defines what it means to be funny in 2019, the Bodega Boys have given me—and audiences outside of New York City—an opportunity to see the streets, communities, culture we know reflected in popular culture. → Read More

Meet Mireille Twayigira: Rwandan refugee, doctor, education advocate

This week, we talk with Mireille Twayigira, a Jesuit Refugee Service Education Advocate. → Read More

These diverse films won’t win an Oscar—but here’s why you still need to see them

As we head into Oscars season, here are 10 of the best and most diverse films that did not get nominated for an Oscar but still merit watching. → Read More

What Black Lives Matter can teach Catholics about racial justice

The Black Lives Matter movement has grown to become the first major racial justice movement in the United States since the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s. → Read More

Why the writer Richard Rodriguez refuses to be put into a box

Part of Richard Rodriguez's charm is his refusal to play to people’s expectations of who he should be. → Read More

Thinking about your death will make you a better Catholic

This week, we talk with Sister Theresa Aletheia, the founder of the Memento Mori Project. → Read More

The ghosts aren’t the most terrifying part of “The Haunting of Hill House”

No member of the Crain family is the same after their summer at the home. → Read More

How Catholics influence U.S. politics

This week, we talk with Steven P. Millies about the role of U.S. Catholics in politics. → Read More

Christians have been in Iraq for thousands of years. They might all be gone soon.

Kevin Clarke tells us about his reporting from Iraq. → Read More

“Bob’s Burgers” is back. Here’s why it’s one of the best shows on television.

"Bob's Burgers," created in 2011, returns for its ninth season on Sept. 30. → Read More

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: 'Jesus Was The First Activist That I Knew'

Tarana Burke Explains How Her Activism Is Grounded In Faith. → Read More

Julio Ricardo Varela on being the only Latino (Rebel) in the room

This week, we talk with Julio Ricardo Varela, founder of Latino Rebels, a website founded in 2011 that provides news, analysis and commentary about U.S. Latino culture. → Read More