May 14, 2018

Vol. 218 / No. 11

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May 14, 2018

Journalists photograph the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in California in 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottApril 20, 2018

In California, Catholic opponents of the death penalty are trying to protect the largest population of inmates awaiting execution in the Western Hemisphere.

Ivette Escobar, a student at Central American University in San Salvador, helps finish a rug in honor of the victims in the 1989 murder of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter on the UCA campus, part of the 25th anniversary commemoration of the Jesuit martyrs in 2014. (CNS photo/Edgardo Ayala) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeApril 20, 2018

A human rights attorney in the United States believes that the upcoming canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero in October has been a factor in a decision to revisit the 1989 Jesuit massacre at the University of Central America.

In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Chinese acolytes pray during a Holy Saturday Mass on the evening before Easter at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a government-sanctioned Catholic church in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Faith Dispatches
Verna YuMay 01, 2018

The Chinese Communist Party sees young people turning to religion as an alarming trend.

Politics & Society Dispatches

The fertility rate in the U.S. is down, but the cost of raising a child may be to blame. If not for immigrant families, births would be down sharply.

Faith Features
Aaron PidelApril 16, 2018

The dictatorship of relativism and the demise of objective reality

Faith Features

Those whose children remain practicing Catholics have some ideas about why that may be the case, but they, too, are well aware that things could easily have turned out differently.

Faith Faith in Focus
Jill Brennan O'BrienMarch 07, 2018

Through the compassionate act of a stranger, who stepped up to help me after two others had passed me by, my life was saved.