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May 2024

Vol. 230 / No. 5

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El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Politics & Society The Weekly Dispatch
Kevin ClarkeMarch 21, 2024

President Bukele has used his emergency powers to detain more than 78,000 suspected gang members in security sweeps that human rights groups charge are often arbitrary and violent.

Faith Of Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.April 10, 2024

If you are not challenged somewhere in your own moral thinking by reading it, then you most likely have not read it thoroughly enough.

Faith Your Take
Our readersApril 18, 2024

In a piece published online in America in March, Katie Owens Mulcahy urged the church to “[recognize] the gifts of diaconal women all around us, inviting spirited debate from readers.

Faith Editorials
The EditorsApril 18, 2024

If people are not even conscious of a need for religion, the church must also ask how it can help people recognize that the most basic restlessness only finds its rest in God.

Politics & Society Short Take

Mother Cabrini became America’s first saint. But was she herself a legal U.S. immigrant? And would her story be possible today? 

Pope Francis meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at Sándor Palace in Budapest, Hungary, on April 28, 2023. The pope was beginning a three-day trip to Hungary's capital with meetings with government officials. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Bridget RyderMarch 01, 2024

Even as Prime Minister Victor Orban positions his government as one of the last defenders of Christian culture in Europe, religious affiliation in Hungary has dropped to a record low.

Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 15, 2024

Bishop Luis Manuel Alí Herrera and Teresa Morris Kettelkamp will lead the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.