In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Diego. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 25, 2020
Today’s court decision removes any judicial check on the Trump administration’s efforts to fast-track the deportations of asylum seekers who cannot show strong evidence of persecution in their home countries.
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In a report, Refugees International claims that U. S. immigration policy of denying asylum to Guatemalans--in addition to poor living conditions--has led to the spread of coronavirus throughout the Americas.
U.S. Redemptorist Father Joe Maier blesses a woman during Thai New Year festivities in 2018 at his Mercy Centre in Bangkok. The 80-year-old priest has been working in the slums of Bangkok for more than 40 years. (CNS photo/courtesy Tibor Krausz) 
Politics & Society GoodNews
A Redemptorist priest, Father Joe Maier, reflects on his nearly 50 years as a missionary in Bangkok, Thailand.
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A priest in Providence, Rhode Island, reflects on how ministering to patients ill with coronavirus has given him new perspective on faith and ministry.
Faith Faith and Reason
David AlbertsonJune 25, 2020
Can the humanities help us find intellectual, emotional and spiritual shelter during our present time of crises?
Health service workers light candles during a vigil for coronavirus victims at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, on April 16. (Photo by John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2020)
Politics & Society Short Take
As Americans mourn those lost to Covid, we should consider what we will consider the “new normal.” Michael Rozier, S.J., asks how we can avoid repeating our apparent desensitization to gun violence.
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America StaffJune 25, 2020
Green will be awarded $25,000 George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize at ceremony in September.
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Please join us on the Feast of St. Ignatius - Friday, July 31 - at 11 am ET for a live, virtual Mass.
New York City police officers in Times Square on June 1. (CNS photo/Mike Segar, Reuters) 
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“Law enforcement officers perform a great and needed service; they serve to promote justice and the common good in society,” they said. “But it is clear that there have been too many failures in serving everyone, with tragic consequences.”
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinJune 24, 2020
Jesus did not speak of great prophets, who would follow him. No, he told us to expect humble souls, “little ones,” people we might not even notice if we do not keep our eyes open and our hearts receptive.
People march during a protest against racial inequality and police brutality in Montreal on June 7. (CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 24, 2020
Demonstrations in Ottawa and other communities protested Floyd’s killing, but they also called attention to the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old Indigenous-Black Canadian woman who fell to her death from a Toronto high rise.
Faith Faith in Focus
All will be well and all will be well: even now?
Politics & Society News
The surge of deaths of indigenous in the Amazon region due to COVID-19 may lead to the decimation of entire communities, say those fighting for indigenous rights.
Faith News
After calling for transparency and dialogue in the country, Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez, auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, found himself under attack, including being called a "Judas" and other names via social media.
Father Miguel Rodriguez sets a relic on the tomb of St. Junipero Serra during Mass at the Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016, the day the Spanish missionary and founder of the California mission system was cannonized by Pope Francis in Washington. (CNS photo/Michael Fiala, Reuters)
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While Serra is credited with spreading the Catholic faith across what is now California, critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans.
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A report in the noted medical journals The Lancet Psychiatry and The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health have called for the phasing out of institutionalized care for children, favoring family-based care.
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Msgr. John E. Kozar, having completed nine years of service as head of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, is retiring from his post and reflects on his time as CNEWA head and on what he plans to do next.
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The results of the survey suggest that despite political pressure to reopen houses of worship—from President Donald Trump as well as leading conservative Christians and religious liberty advocates—Americans aren't quite ready to take a seat in a sanctuary.
Politics & Society Short Take
Firmin DeBrabanderJune 24, 2020
Has the coronavirus revealed that a good college education can be obtained online? No, writes Firmin DeBrabander, there is no substitute for three-dimensional debate.
Faith Podcasts
Colleen DulleJune 24, 2020
This week on Inside the Vatican, the hosts discuss Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's surprise visit to his brother in Germany.