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Joe McCarthy's controversial faith

August 2020

Vol. 223 / No. 2

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Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.July 14, 2020

The church in the United States is not a monolith. It is a network of affiliated but legally and financially independent institutions.

Politics & Society Letters
Our readersJuly 17, 2020

“Religious orders rarely look at their own participation in a racist culture.”

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJuly 13, 2020

The court is functioning less as a judicial body than as a relief valve for legislative dysfunction and executive overreach.

John Flanery, president of Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools in Sioux City, Iowa, speaks to graduating seniors and their families June 27, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Jerry L Mennenga)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nydia SalazarJuly 09, 2020

Absent relief, more and more private schools will close, hurting local economies on the way.

People protest against crimes committed by the police against black people in the favelas, outside the Rio de Janeiro's state government, Brazil, Sunday, on May 31. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaJune 22, 2020

“There’s a common denominator in the United States and Latin America: Human rights violations associated with police abuse many times go unpunished.”

Prelates lead a protest in Abuja, Nigeria, over unending killings of Nigerians March 1, 2020. Nigerian bishops called on the international community to help the West African country in its fight against ethnic insecurity and terrorist groups such as Boko Haram. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 02, 2020

Increasingly brutal attacks on Christian villages have been explained as the result of conflict over diminishing resources.

Graduating seniors line up to receive their diplomas after exiting their vehicles during a drive-in commencement on June 14, 2020, at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Dispatches

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in most states, school administrators are struggling to decide if classes can be held in person, if remote learning is here to stay for a while or if a hybrid of the two is needed.