February 18, 2019

Vol. 220 / No. 4

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February 18, 2019

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Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 24, 2019

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky., wrote that in a newspaper column this week that he was "astonished" that students at the March for Life would be aligned with the "Make America Great Again" movement.

Faith Dispatches

While hundreds of vendors sold water to the thirsty, the Muslim community at the oldest mosque in Panama City gave it away for free near a banner that said, "Welcome Pilgrim Friends."

“No more dictatorship” is the message of this walkout against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Jan. 30. Doctors in scrubs, businessmen in suits and construction workers in jeans gathered to demand that Maduro step down in a demonstration organized by the nation's reinvigorated opposition. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenFebruary 01, 2019

Mexico's call for a summit is the latest twist in a crisis that continues to divide the world after Venezuela’s embattled socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, was sworn in for a second term.

The United States remains the world’s top spender on defense, but it has reduced its commitment to peace-building initiatives. (iStock/guvendemir)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeFebruary 08, 2019

A new report says that military budgets continue to spiral upward, but global spending on peace initiatives is already low and is further endangered by domestic politics.

Politics & Society Features
John PfaffDecember 21, 2018

If we really want to scale back our reliance on prison, we need to change how we approach violence, and most people—politicians, reformers, the public—seem unwilling to do this.

Politics & Society Features
Olga SeguraFebruary 01, 2019

The Black Lives Matter movement has grown to become the first major racial justice movement in the United States since the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s.

Faith Faith and Reason
Peter SchinellerDecember 04, 2018

Being a Christian, a partner in the paschal mystery, means sacrificing, thinking of others, following Jesus—even to laying down one’s life for others.