Faith Last Take
Shannen Dee WilliamsAugust 06, 2019
Black Catholics have been at the forefront of the push to get the Vatican to confront the church’s racist past and present.
A family wades through a flooded street during heavy rains in New Delhi, India, Aug. 6, 2019. Catholic churches and other institutions opened their doors to people stranded in Mumbai and surrounding areas because transportation routes were blocked by high water and debris. (CNS photo/Adnan Abidi, Reuters)
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Catholic News ServiceAugust 06, 2019
Thousands of train passengers were stranded in different areas of the city, Indian's financial capital, and in other suburbs and towns of Maharashtra state as two days of continuous rain began to submerge rail tracks, forcing authorities to cancel or divert services.
Young Venezuelans migrants join lessons to help them adjust to life in Trinidad and Tobago. Lessons in mathematics, English, music and other disciplines were developed by volunteers with La Romaine Migrant Support ministry at St. Benedict Parish in La Romaine. (CNS photo/Laura Ann Phillips) 
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Venezuelan migrants, fleeing violence and political instability at home, had been trickling into the island nation for several years. That trickle became a wave in 2018 as inflation soared and food shortages became acute.
James Grein, 61, at his house in Sterling, Va., Friday, July 26, 2019, holds a Florida postcard sent to him when he was 15 years old by now-defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Letters and postcards from McCarrick wrote to three men he allegedly sexually abused and harassed show how he groomed his victims, experts say. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Faith News
But taken in context, the correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he is accused of sexually abusing or harassing is a window into the way a predator grooms his prey.
 Serenity Lara cries during an Aug, 4, 2019, vigil, a day after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)
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“As I visited with victims and those they love, my heart was breaking within me,” Bishop Mark J. Seitz said.
Faith Last Take
Juan VidalAugust 05, 2019
Author Juan Vidal reflects on the El Paso tragedy and what it means for U.S. Latinos and Christians.
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Faith News
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is appealing a decision by Archbishop Charles C. Thompson to strip it of its Catholic name because of its refusal to part ways with a teacher in a same-sex marriage.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on June 5 in Shannon, Ireland. Mr. Varadkar had pledged that Ireland would be a leader in responding to climate change, but it is not necessarily doing any better than the United States is. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & Society Short Take
Keith AdamsAugust 05, 2019
In May, Ireland became only the second country in the world to declare a “climate and biodiversity emergency.” But was it only a “greenwashing” move to distract climate activists from more oil and gas drilling?
A woman becomes emotional during a vigil in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2019. Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
"I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people," Pope Francis said.
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The Catholic dioceses of El Paso, Texas, and neighboring Las Cruces, New Mexico, have joined in prayer after an August 3 mass shooting in a mall left several dead and many injured.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 04, 2019
The 5,000-word letter focuses on four themes: pain, gratitude, encouragement and praise.
Bishop Robert Barron and Jordan Peterson
Faith Short Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.August 02, 2019
If we stop criticizing them and listen.
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtAugust 02, 2019
This Will Shakespeare is an insecure if well intentioned striver.
People enjoy the sun and the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris, on Thursday July 25, 2019, when a new all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7 F) hit the French capital. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Melissa VidaAugust 02, 2019
People fainted on public transport in England. In Paris schools postponed exams, and the heat wave aggravated wildfires in Spain and Portugal. In Scandinavia it hastened Arctic melt.
 In this July 8, 2019 file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday, July 22, 2019 that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for les
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Arrests of immigrants in the U.S. illegally are increasing nationwide, and the result is more children are losing—or fearing they will lose—a parent through detention or deportation.
A displaced Christian woman prays in front of a grotto with a statue of Mary in Kaya, Burkina Faso, May 16, 2019. Bishop Laurent Dabire of Dori, president of the bishops' conference of Burkina Faso and Niger, has urged international action to stop the massacre of Christians by foreign-backed Islamist groups. (CNS photo/Anne Mimault, Reuters) 
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Catholic News ServiceAugust 02, 2019
"If the world continues to do nothing, the result will be the elimination of the Christian presence," said Bishop Laurent Dabire of Dori, president of the bishops' conference of Burkina Faso and Niger.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.August 02, 2019
Imagine Jesus were to come into a room and tell you something. You would obviously treasure his words and want to remember exactly what he said. So you’d certainly write them down, maybe even paint them on the wall of every room in your house.
Faith Faith in Focus
As a priest, ignoring my own emotions and how they may interact with the joys and pains of another is not an option.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleyAugust 02, 2019
The current occupant of the White House has now turned his rage on you, my adopted city. I think it is time for a valentine for a troubled city I have come to love.
Demonstrating against the deal in Guatemala City. Photo by Jackie McVicar.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarAugust 01, 2019
“Our own people don’t have dignity. There’s no security. There are thousands of malnourished kids. How can we offer to be a safe country if it isn’t even safe for our own citizens?”