Dispatches

A coalition of Catholic organizations will gather on July 18 in front of the U.S. Capitol to protest the treatment of immigrant children at the border.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, man on the moon, July 21, 1069. Photo courtesy of NASA.
“Throughout the history of the Society, the Jesuits have been key players in astronomy,” said Robert Macke, S.J., a specialist in meteorites who works at the Vatican Observatory in Rome. Jesuit contributions to astronomy are significant enough that 34 craters on the moon and several asteroids are
Sister Teresa Forcades. Photo by Emily Briggson.
Dean Dettloff July 11, 2019
The tumult in Catalonia continues. Many Catalans wonder what the future holds for their community. Among them is a rabble-rousing Benedictine nun, Sister Teresa Forcades, one of the most recognizable voices within Catalonia’s independence movement.
Pope Francis greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople outside the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy, July 7, 2018.
Patriarch Bartholomew said, "Pope Francis made this grand, fraternal and historic gesture" of giving the Orthodox fragments of the relics of St. Peter.
Women walk along a street Feb. 20, 2016, in Asmara, Eritrea. The nation's bishops said that because of years of war and unrest, "young people, mothers, children and families have become victims of exile and of destabilization." (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)
Linus Unah July 02, 2019
On June 12, Eritrean authorities closed all 22 of the nation’s church-run health care facilities.
Incensed by the recent deaths of a Salvadoran father and daughter, the U.S.C.C.B. is pushing for greater compassion for asylum seekers and migrants from policymakers in the United States.