February 19, 2018

Vol.218 / No.4

February 19, 2018

In this image taken from a video shot on Jan. 9, 2018, by China Aid and provided to the Associated Press, people in hard hats stand amid the remains of the Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen in northern China's Shanxi province. (China Aid via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuJanuary 25, 2018

Under the new regulations, lower-level officials can oversee the activities of China’s religious communities—a move expected to lead to intensified harassment of Christians and churches.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJanuary 27, 2018

Many who may have been considering demonstrating against the Hernández government have been sufficiently intimidated into inaction this week.

Pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeFebruary 07, 2018

Life expectancy has dropped in the U.S. for two consecutive years. Guns, drugs and car accidents are deadlier here than in peer nations.

Image: Composite from Shutterstock/ photo by John W. Miller
Politics & Society Features
John W. MillerFebruary 06, 2018

Moundsville, while in decline, has never been nearly as bad as the picture of rusting hell Mr. Trump painted in his inauguration address.

Statues
Faith Features
Sonja LivingstonFebruary 09, 2018

What a missing statue and a Rust Belt quest taught me about devotion.

Faith Faith in Focus
Anthony R. Lusvardi, S.J.February 07, 2018

Lessons from a Jesuit road trip to Illinois.

Faith Faith in Focus
Raymond A. Schroth, S.J.February 09, 2018

A pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago has historically been many things, including, in the Middle Ages, a penance for one’s sins. Last year, 277,915 athletes, bikers, families and friends made the Way of St. James a challenge, vacation or spiritual experience.