Hong Kong residents hold a banner that reads: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.” The Occupy Central movement was initiated as an effort to force the Hong Kong and Chinese governments to allow true democracy in the city. (CNS photo/Francis Wong)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuOctober 17, 2017
“I believe it’s essential for some people to go to jail for the sake of democracy. It will in the end strengthen the movement.”
Activists participate in a rally in late September to protect the Affordable Care Act outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (CNS photo/Aaron P. Bernstein, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Cardinal Wuerl: the legal agreement provides a "level of assurance as we move into the future."
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Arts & Culture Poetry
Kwame DawesOctober 17, 2017

After Bella

In truth, I know nothing
of her secret or public life.

Hindu women pray for peace Oct. 1 at the Sri Bunar Maha Shiva Hindu temple in Yangon, Myanmar. Peace and harmony will not result from members of different religions simply tolerating each other; respect and appreciation of customs and cultural diversity is required, top Vatican officials said in a message to the world's Hindus. (CNS photo/Nyein Chan Naing, EPA)
Faith News
The path to mutual respect between communities has no room for intolerance.
Activists with the Lancaster Against Pipelines carry a banner in late April during the People's Climate March in Washington. Nearly two dozen people were arrested Oct. 16 as they blocked workers from starting construction of a short leg of a natural gas pipeline on property owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Columbia, Pa. (CNS photo/Mark Dixon, Wikimedia Commons)
Politics & Society News
"We will continue to have a presence here. How can we not? We live here. This is our home."
Arts & Culture Television
Patrick GallagherOctober 17, 2017
In a zombie world, the good Samaritan would be toast.