Politics & Society News
April 27, 2017
House Republicans are making a last-ditch effort to “reform and repeal” the Affordable Care Act before the clock runs out on the Trump administration’s first 100 days on Saturday, April 29.
Politics & Society News
April 24, 2017
A rally hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for a Nebraska Democrat prompted a flurry of questions about the party's pro-choice orthodoxy.
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
April 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.
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly, right, shakes hands with Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on April 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters
Politics & Society News
April 20, 2017
Bill O'Reilly, a Catholic, who last year challenged the pope’s views on immigration and promised to convince him of the need for reform, shook hands briefly with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics at the Vatican.
Sandra Green Thomas, representing the descendants of 272 sold into slavery in 1838, speaks at Georgetown University's Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope.
Politics & Society Dispatches
April 18, 2017
Georgetown University and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States began a process of penance and restitution, acknowledging an institutional sin in 1838 which preserved the university but condemned 272 to slavery in Louisiana.
A sign for the Department of Correction's Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Seven prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires in May. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
Politics & Society News
April 13, 2017
Remarkably, the death sentences are being pushed through this month in an effort to beat the May expiration date for the state’s supply of midazolam, a controversial sedative that is one of three drugs used in lethal injections.
The USS Porter, in the Mediterranean Sea, fires a Tomahawk missile April 7. The U.S. Defense Department said it was a part of missile strike against Syria. (CNS photo/Ford Williams, U.S. Navy handout via Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
April 07, 2017
“We need to have a national debate on these things; it’s not a decision for the president to make in the dead of night.”
A man weeps as he carries his daughter away from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul toward Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle on March 4. (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
March 29, 2017
Pope Francis joined a chorus of humanitarian relief and human rights critics who urged the United States to do more to avoid noncombatant deaths.
A young family poses for a photo in Monrovia, Liberia, March 24, 2016 (CNS photo/Ahmed Jallanzo, EPA).
Politics & Society Dispatches
March 24, 2017
Some of the tensions still troubling Liberian life have deep social and historical roots.
Boeing's Apache attack helicopter is one of America's leading exports. (iStock/MR1805)
Politics & Society Dispatches
March 21, 2017
The United States dominates an annual global weapons export market that has topped $100 billion.