A woman holds a sign as demonstrators gather in September 2019, at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town during a protest against gender-based violence. (CNS photo/Sumaya Hisham, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Patrick EgwuJuly 09, 2020
A wave of killing of women and children has horrified the country in recent weeks since the gradual easing of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions on June 1.
Politics & Society News
The Vatican was committed to discussing solutions to "mass migration and refugee movements, with the goal of preserving human lives and dignity, alleviating suffering and advancing an authentic and integral development."
Arts & Culture Poetry
My black sisters are often forgotten and ignored.
Camden Minacci (photo: Pete Young - Jesuit High School Tampa)
Arts & Culture Interviews
Sean Salai, S.J.July 09, 2020
A conversation with Jesuit High School Tampa graduate Camden Minacci.
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Politics & Society Short Take
Racial identity shapes people’s lives in a thousand and one ways, writes Holly Taylor Coolman, who describes the challenges for white parents adopting a Black or biracial child.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinJuly 08, 2020
We listen to the sacred Scriptures week after week, year after year. Why does it take a diagnosis, a divorce, a death, a setback or a struggle for us to hear them?
Arts & Culture Books
Recommendations from the editors of America magazine, plus some poetry too!
Politics & Society Editorials
Matt Malone, S.J.July 08, 2020
The editors of America have weighed in on these cases in previous editorials, which offer some helpful perspective.
Politics & Society News
"As faith leaders from a diverse range of traditions, we call on President Trump and Attorney General Barr to stop the scheduled federal executions," the group said in the statement released July 7.
Shoppers and commuters walk along a sidewalk in central Mexico City, on July 6, 2020. After three months of shutdown, officials allowed a partial reopening of the downtown commercial area last week, although COVID-19 cases continue to climb. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David AgrenJuly 08, 2020
The Mexican president has made morality a pillar of his pandemic response, emphasizing clean living and moral rectitude in frequent messages to the nation.
Politics & Society News
California Native people prayed at a makeshift altar before activists took down the statue of Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan credited with spreading the Catholic faith but also seen as part of an imperial conquest.
A migrant is seen in a file photo holding his guitar aboard the Sea Watch 3 German charity ship off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. (CNS photo/Nick Jaussi, Sea-Watch via Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 08, 2020
Pope Francis drew attention to the dramatic situation of refugees in Libya today, “the detention camps, the abuses and violence that migrants are victims of, journeys of hope, rescue operations and push-backs. ‘Whatever you did, you did it for me.’”
A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on May 3, 2020. (CNS photo/Will Dunham, Reuters) 
Politics & Society News
The decision, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, said the administration had "the authority to provide exemptions from the regulatory contraceptive requirements for employers with religious and conscientious objections."
(CNS photo/Will Dunham, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Court's ruling, noting that the decision "rightly acknowledged" the limit on state authority.
Politics & Society GoodNews
Pandemic or not, the work of providing care and assistance for others continues with members of the Focolare movement helping Venezuelan migrants in Columbia.
Faith Faith in Focus
Valerie SchultzJuly 07, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has both increased the frequency of deaths and constrained our ability to accompany the dying.
A man holds a Confederate flag outside the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on July 9, 2015, hours before Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill to remove the flag from Statehouse grounds. (CNS photo/Jason Miczek, Reuters)
Politics & Society Short Take
In an-all white suburb of Detroit, waving the Confederate flag at football games was a tradition during the 1970s. Looking back, William Collins Donahue realizes that the practice was not so innocent.
A Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol honor guard folds the retired Mississippi state flag after it was raised over the Capitol grounds one final time in Jackson, Miss., on July 1. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Politics & Society Short Take
Jeremy ZippleJuly 07, 2020
As Mississippi puts away the Confederate stars-and-bars, native son Jeremy Zipple, S.J., reflects on the heavy silence around racism that prevailed during his childhood.
Politics & Society News
Sister Norma Pimentel called for an end to the "Remain in Mexico" policy that keeps would-be asylum-seekers on the other side of the border until their case is adjudicated.
Politics & Society News
A Vatican task force considering the issues concerning the world today is urging an end to arms production in favor of tackling the problems of human health, peace and security.