July 10, 2017

Vol.217 / No.1

July 10, 2017

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, center, speaks on June 14 during the opening of the bishops' annual spring assembly in Indianapolis. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)
Faith Dispatches

Live updates from Indianapolis as the bishops gather for their annual spring meeting.

The infamous garage octopus. Photo courtesy of Richard Conlin.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett June 16, 2017

Rising seas due to global warming have rendered the coastal high-water marks more obsolete by the day. That is especially true in the Miami area, which every media report on sea-level rise seems to profile as ground zero for deluge doom.

Pemex’s network of pipelines is an easy target for gangs who puncture the ducts and siphon the fuel to sell. (Esdelval/iStock)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert Hootsen June 22, 2017

Thieves are puncturing fuel pipelines in Mexico and siphoning profits from the national oil company.

The rapid proliferation of air-conditioners to cope with the heat is itself a major contributor to global warming.(imaslev/iStock)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David Sullivan June 28, 2017

Most Americans say they have changed their behavior to help protect the environment—whether because they are heeding the warnings of Pope Francis in his encyclical “Laudato Si’” or are alarmed by stories of severe weather and

Faith Features
Maureen K. Day June 30, 2017

The laypeople were the experts—the ones who live the challenges of family life every day—at the San Diego synod responding to Pope Francis' “Amoris Laetitia."

Gazans cannot leave or enter the territory except under extraordinary circumstances and only with the reluctant permission of Israeli or Egyptian authorities. (CNS photo/Mohammed Saber, EPA)
Politics & Society Features
Matt Malone, S.J. July 01, 2017

After countless wars, the Palestinian citizens of a tiny strip of land surrounded by Israel find a way to persevere.

Illustration by Andrew Zbihlyj
Faith Faith in Focus
Paul Wilkes May 26, 2017

“Yes, some are H.I.V.-positive, but what is that?” asks Sister Agie. “They are precious children; they have their whole life before them.”