Politics & Society Dispatches
Raisa CamargoAugust 09, 2019
Progress continues to be slow as local officials do not have the capacity to respond to the high number of investigations, and some families of disappeared persons remain wary of collaborating with authorities.
A man pays his respects Aug. 8, 2019, at a memorial five days after a mass shooting Aug. 3 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)
Faith News
He first went to the local hospital and then to the reunification center where he stayed from 1 p.m. Aug. 3 until about 5:30 p.m. the next day. Some slept during the night in the school building, but mostly they just waited, anxious to hear about friends or family members.
Anti-extradition bill protesters hold placards for arriving travelers during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport Aug. 9, 2019. More than 1,000 Catholics prayed during a candlelight vigil outside the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Aug. 8 for Hong Kong to solve its political crisis in a nonviolent manner. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceAugust 09, 2019
Organizers of the Aug. 8 vigil said they hoped the faithful can remain solely a prayer movement so that tensions ease in the weeks long series of mass demonstrations by Hong Kong citizens opposing a controversial extradition law.
Faith Video
America FilmsAugust 09, 2019
In the second episode of Jesuit Autocomplete, Fr. Eric Sundrup, S.J., and Fr. Paddy Gilger, S.J., take a look at what people want to know about Pope Francis' beliefs.
Arts & Culture Television
Tara Isabella BurtonAugust 09, 2019
Like many noirs, “Veronica Mars” toes the line between exploring shades of moral nuance and capitulating to the inevitability of nihilism.
Debbie (Betty Gilpin) tangles with Ruth (Alison Brie) in ‘GLOW’ (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Television
Renée Darline RodenAugust 09, 2019
“GLOW” celebrates female strength: on the mat, in the producing studio and on the L.A. auditioning circuit.
Arts & Culture Theater
Jose SolísAugust 09, 2019
A new broadway play creates a docu-mythologia around the disappearance and murders of more than 700 women in Ciudad Juárez since 1993.
Faith News
For decades, abusers held the power in a culture of impunity led by an archbishop who was among those accused. Anthony Sablan Apuron was convicted in a secret Vatican trial and suspended in 2016, after which restrictions he supported on the reporting of abuse were eased.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsAugust 09, 2019
Legislators and regulators need tools that cut deeper than large fines and limited oversight.
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 09, 2019
This statue, which was permitted by an excess of imperial pride, now serves as a symbol of the humbling inflicted by the vicissitudes of history, writes Matt Malone, S.J.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Whitney Rio-RossAugust 09, 2019
Forgive me. A mother can only hold so many scars.
Arts & Culture Books
Dominic LynchAugust 09, 2019
Over the course of the mid-to-late 20th century, notions of social justice went very, very wrong.
Faith The Word
Michael SimoneAugust 09, 2019
Our faith and struggle continue Christ's work of salvation.
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Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanAugust 09, 2019
Children are consistently the poorest age group in the United States, writes Robert David Sullivan. But will they be heard in Washington as they become outnumbered by people over 65?
Faith The Word
Michael SimoneAugust 09, 2019
Banquets can be status displays--or a chance to share with those who cannot repay us.
Faith Features
J. J. CarneyAugust 09, 2019
Radio Pacis continues to exemplify how Catholic radio can respond to the “signs of the times.”
Arts & Culture Books
Antonio De Loera-BrustAugust 09, 2019
Rejecting the implications of the label “minority,” Carrie Gibson tells the entire 500-year history of Spanish-speaking peoples in what is now the United States.
Faith Faith in Focus
Pasky PascualAugust 09, 2019
I pray we are merely on temporarily divergent, independent journeys to our best personal selves so that, someday, we can meet again downstream in conjoined bliss. 
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsAugust 09, 2019
Restoring public trust in the way we elect our political leaders is an immediate task.
Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives for his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Aug. 7. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 09, 2019
In a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis warned of “sovereignism” as a force that leads to isolation and even war, and he discussed the ecological imperatives of the Synod on the Amazon.