February 4, 2019

Vol. 220 / No. 3

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February 4, 2019

A woman is rescued by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms in the Central Mediterranean Sea on Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJanuary 11, 2019

The U.N.’s International Organization for Migration reports that for the fifth consecutive year more than 4,500 people are believed to have died or gone missing on migration routes around the world in 2018.

GoodLands founder Molly Burhans aims “to help Catholic communities around the world use their property for good.” (Photo and map images courtesy of GoodLands.)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 11, 2019

An American entrepreneur is teaching both the Vatican and local parishes about modern cartography—and how it can help responsible management of the church’s vast real estate portfolio.

A food and supply donation for unpaid but working Transportation Safety Administration agents lands at Orlando International Airport on Jan. 16. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Faith GoodNews

An epic battle of ill will between House Democrats and the Trump administration extended into late January as the longest partial shutdown of the federal government in history continued.

Politics & Society Features
Rachel LuJanuary 21, 2019

Like most public writers, I was used to getting notes that were crude, crazy or even mildly threatening. Normally, I would say a quick prayer for these obviously troubled people and get on with my day. This time it felt different, precisely because the author wasn’t insulting or obviously deranged.

At Sacred Heart School in the Bronx, the principal Abigail Akano encourages teachers to take ownership of their students’ academic achievement. (Photo: Leila Sutton)
Faith Features
Betsy ShirleyJanuary 25, 2019

Today Catholic schools are shifting some of that authority from pastors and principals to other sources.

Faith Faith in Focus
AnonymousNovember 27, 2018

I cannot continue to hide the enduring pain that I feel because of a vile and humiliating incident 30 years ago.

Faith Faith in Focus
Abraham SkorkaJanuary 15, 2019

In preparation for the gathering in Abu Dhabi, I find myself asking why my conversations with the future Pope Francis so powerfully affected both of us.