October 29, 2018

Vol.219 / No.10

October 29, 2018

Refugees from Cameroon in the Nigerian village of Agbokim with clothes donated by humanitarian organizations. (Shola Lawal)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Shola Lawal October 05, 2018

Thousands have fled Cameroon for Nigeria following a crackdown on protesters who say English-speaking regions have been marginalized by the nation’s French-speaking majority.

Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 07, 2018

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for bishops, writes that with “necessary permission” of Pope Francis, he now gives “my personal testimony as prefect of the congregation of bishops, about the matters regarding the emeritus archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick.”

Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 12, 2018

“What is important now is...not concentrating on myself but helping this church to get to a new place.”

A Mass is celebrated at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Francisco. (iStock/yhelfman)
Faith Dispatches
Robert David SullivanOctober 19, 2018

Compared with other Christians in the United States, Catholics are more likely to attend church to please other family members—and are significantly less likely to go because they “find the sermons valuable.” Those were among the findings of a Pew Research Center poll released in August.

A new crime-prevention strategy treats physical violence as a disease, or a contagion that is spread from one person to another. (iStock)
Politics & Society Features
Eileen MarkeyOctober 19, 2018

From the streets of Chicago to hospital halls in the Bronx, volunteers are trying to end the national scourge of gun violence by treating it as a virus, preventing victims from becoming perpetrators.

Politics & Society Features
Matthew Lee AndersonOctober 19, 2018

Whether evangelicalism survives Donald J. Trump depends upon whether it has leaders who are able to disentangle its political witness from the dimensions of Mr. Trump’s presidency that have so clearly scandalized the Gospel witness.

Faith Faith and Reason
John J. StrynkowskiOctober 02, 2018

The crises in the Catholic Church demand long-term solutions that are best addressed by gradual discernment leading to broad consensus on the part of the college of bishops.