Dispatches

Vivian Tuttle holds a photo of her daughter Yvonne, who was murdered during a 2002 bank robbery in Norfolk, Neb., as she testifies in favor of the death penalty at a public hearing in Omaha, Neb. in October 2016 (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Joseph P. HooverApril 25, 2017
The fight against the death penalty lays bare the strengths and weaknesses of the Catholic approach to pro-life issues.
Arts & Culture Dispatches
Raymond A. SchrothApril 24, 2017
America's books editor surveys interesting recent articles on literature.
Omaha Democratic mayoral candidate Heath Mello waves to supporters at a rally on April 20.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanApril 24, 2017
The expulsion of pro-life candidates may doom the Democrats to minority status.
Miroslava Breach Velducea. Photo courtesy of Patricia Mayorga.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenApril 24, 2017
Four attacks on reporters in such a short timespan have shocked Mexico, already a country press freedom organizations say is one the most dangerous in the Western Hemisphere for journalists.
In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 file photo,toppled and damaged headstones rest on the ground at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Politics & Society Dispatches
The Anti-Defamation League found evidence that anti-Jewish bias intensified during the election.
The silver dome of Our Lady of the Spasm Armenian Catholic Church and the golden Dome of the Rock rise over the Old City of Jerusalem. (iStock/rrodrickbeiler)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeApril 20, 2017
In Europe the Christian population is dying faster than it is being replaced. In North America, the number of Christian deaths will begin to exceed the number of births to Christian parents by around 2050.