Dispatches

President Donald Trump joins House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMay 05, 2017
U.S. bishops called on the Senate to strip out the harmful provisions of the bill when the chamber takes it up for consideration or essentially to start over on GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Demonstrators call for an end to deportations in a protest outside the White House in Washington in late December. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ashley McKinlessMay 04, 2017
A woman and her 5-year-old son were deported to Honduras, where, the mother says, they are the target of gangs.
Mexico's former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte, center, is escorted by agents of the local Interpol office inside a police car as they arrive at Guatemala City, early Sunday, April 16, 2017. Duarte, who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, has been detained in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and a high-profile symbol of government corruption. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenMay 03, 2017
Mexicans are no stranger to widespread corruption, which costs the country a staggering $100 billion per year, according to last year’s National Corruption Forum. Governors are especially likely to become involved with graft.
The current National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street Hospital in Dublin
Politics & Society Dispatches
Rhona TarrantMay 02, 2017
The fact that the government handed ownership of a new $330 million state hospital to a religious order has led to a national debate over the continued involvement of the Catholic Church in Ireland’s health care system.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuApril 28, 2017
Forty years after the end of the Cultural Revolution, schoolchildren in China are once again being mobilized for an anti-espionage drive reminiscent of the Mao era.
Edward Lally (center) is joined by his schola, Sarah Coffman, Katherine Keberlein, Ngaire Bull and Sarah Beatty, at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Chicago on April 8, 2017. Photo courtesy of Sarah Beatty.
Faith Dispatches
Judith ValenteApril 25, 2017
With chant “you’re expressing something in pure melody."