Doesn’t feel like we are in the twenty-first Century. As humanity makes progress, society is supposed to become safer, more egalitarian and peaceful. Instead, the kind of violence and turmoil we are experiencing looks like we are digressing. We have made unprecedented progress in the field of education, science and technology. Racial, religious and economic strife should be a thing of the past. Instead, a dozen more lives have been lost - civilians and police officers. The story of the “Good Samaritan” that will be read in all Catholic Churches today as the gospel reading comes right after a tense and violent week in our country. The racial nature of this violence makes it even more tragic.