August 21, 2017

Vol.217 / No.4

August 21, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters ahead of a health care vote on July 27 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate rejected legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, with McCain casting a decisive "no." (CNS photo/Aaron P. Bernstein, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 28, 2017

“We are relieved and delighted that the Affordable Care Act remains intact,” Sister Carol Keehan said. “We think that this is really an important moment now to hear the people on both sides of the aisle that have said we need to come together and work on making this better.”

A tepee rises in protest outside Ottawa's Parliament. Photo by Ashley Courchene.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffAugust 03, 2017

For indigenous people, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation is an opportunity for resistance.

Members of Chicago's St. Malachy School drum corps play during a rally for school choice outside an Illinois state building in Chicago in September 2014. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)
Politics & Society Dispatches

Eight months into his presidency, advocates of “school choice” wonder if the president will be able to deliver on his promise.

Politics & Society Features
Jan-Albert HootsenAugust 08, 2017

Bishop Ruiz preached “evangelization by the poor,” instructed his priests to study local indigenous languages and trained hundreds of catechists and deacons.

Politics & Society Features
Rachel LuAugust 10, 2017

We need an economy that enables people to apply their energies to meaningful work that advances the common good.

Faith Faith in Focus
Brian DaleyAugust 04, 2017

I used to think that relying upon others somehow betrayed weakness. That changed when I worked at this camp.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., right, and former talk show host David Letterman arrive for their conversation at 92Y in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Politics & Society Ideas
Bill McGarveyJuly 11, 2017

Who better to combat the absurd, dark joke at the heart of the rise of Trumpism than someone like Al Franken?