Signs Of the Times

Defending 'Dreamers.' Immigration advocates demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington in this Dec. 30, 2015, file photo. (CNS photo/Shawn Thew/EPA)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Kevin ClarkeJanuary 12, 2017
Under current law many so-called Dreamers are technically subject to deportation to home countries.
(Michael O’Loughlin photo)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Michael O'LoughlinJanuary 12, 2017
Chicago experienced a level of gun violence unseen in nearly two decades in 2016.
(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Jan-Albert HootsenJanuary 12, 2017
Social unrest swept across Mexico in early January as protests over a hike in gasoline prices escalated into acts of looting, riots and blockades of highways.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan receives the gavel from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 3. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Robert David SullivanJanuary 12, 2017
The pro-life movement may be one of the biggest beneficiaries as the Republicans take control of both the White House and Congress.
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Kevin ClarkeDecember 22, 2016
Speaking from Baghdad on Dec. 14, Kevin Hartigan, Catholic Relief Services' regional director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe told America that his team was bracing for what may be unprecedented numbers of people in flight from the contested city.
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Moving quickly to strengthen the Section for Refugees and Migrants in the new Vatican department for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, Pope Francis has appointed as under secretaries a Canadian Jesuit, Michael Czerny, and an Italian member of the Scalabrini Fathers, Fabio Baggio. The Vati