Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 20, 2020
“You have been one of the pillars of the whole country,” the pope said in his first public audience since lockdown.
Refugee children join a protest outside the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees office in Athens, Greece, May 29, 2020. They were protesting a government decision that they should leave their housing provided by European Union and UNHCR funds. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)
Faith Faith in Focus
Help us, God of mercy, to realize how much more threatening the pandemic is for a forcibly displaced person.
Lise Leplat Prudhomme as Joan of Arc (photo: Lincoln Center)
Arts & Culture Film
Eve TushnetJune 20, 2020
The director Bruno Dumont has said that movies can “look beyond the visible to explore something that reason can’t.”
Tristan Taylor of Detroit speaks to people gathered June 9, 2020, during a caravan protest through Detroit neighborhoods while calling for relief for tenants and mortgage borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic. Catholic Charities' officials say people throughout the U.S. are at risk of eviction as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy. (CNS photo/Ryan Garza, USA Today Network via Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ryan Di CorpoJune 19, 2020
Tenants across the country may face eviction in August as courts reopen and protections created to respond to Covid-19 crisis are lifted.
Activists and supporters block the street outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 8, 2019, as it hears arguments in three major employment discrimination cases on whether federal civil rights law prohibiting workplace discrimination on the "basis of sex" covers gay and transgender employees. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & Society Explainer
The short answer is: it is unlikely.
Politics & Society News
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a member of the Pontifical Commision for the Protection of Minors, has said that vulnerable minors must be protected against online predators during the pandemic.
Politics & Society News
"Yemen is desperate for peace," Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said of the world's worst humanitarian crisis in which 24 million people have no choice but to depend on international aid.
Faith Last Take
Jaime L. WatersJune 19, 2020
Juneteenth, when we celebrate the freedom of slaves in the United States, is a good time to reflect on ancient prophets who have much in common with today’s activists.
Politics & Society News
The new AP-NORC poll finds 54% of Americans say they approve of the protests, while 32% disapprove. Another 14% say they hold neither opinion.
Politics & Society News
Trump denounced the high court's ruling that the administration improperly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2017.
Politics & Society News
DACA was implemented in 2012 under an executive order from President Barack Obama, but in 2017, the Trump administration rescinded it with its own executive order.
Politics & Society Jesuitical
JesuiticalJune 19, 2020
A conversation with Dr. Sarah Kureshi on Covid-19 and racial bias in the health care system
Brenda and Yarely—two “Dreamers” posing for a photo before their 2018 graduation from Trinity Washington University—consider themselves symbols of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides legal protections and work authorization to immigrants brought to the U.S. as children by their parents without legal documents. On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 ruling rejecting President Donald Trump's executive order to cancel DACA. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) 
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoJune 18, 2020
“First, to DACA youth, through today’s decision and beyond,” the bishops said in a statement issued on June 18, “we will continue to accompany you and your families. You are a vital part of our church and our community of faith. We are with you.”
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJune 18, 2020
Congress must stop passing the buck to the courts and do the work of passing a just immigration law.
Ducks swim past plastic bottles and other debris floating on the Tiber River in Rome July 28, 2019. In his 2015 encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," Pope Francis said that "the earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth." (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 18, 2020
The text seeks “to relaunch the rich contents” of an encyclical still relevant today and even more so in the light of a world hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Faith News
Oregon Catholic Press, which publishes much of the nation's Catholic liturgical music, is working with liturgists and pastoral musicians around the country to find creative and safe ways to sing.
Politics & Society News
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Smith's nephew, confirmed her death. She died Wednesday at her home in Manhattan, her daughter Kym told The New York Times. 
Politics & Society News
On June 16, the country of more than 6.5 million reported a total of more than 4,000 confirmed cases and hit a daily high of 125 new reported cases, though some believe the figures are underreported.
Faith Music
Colleen DulleJune 18, 2020
In her new album, Lady Gaga transports us light years away, ultimately, to return us to ourselves.
Politics & Society News
The justices rejected administration arguments that the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is illegal.