Dispatches

Photo by Ellen Boegel
Ellen K. Boegel June 14, 2018
Many ostensibly patriotic Americans do not know and, if known, do not obey, that federal law prohibits using the flag “as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery,” “embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs" and more.
Kevin Clarke June 13, 2018
A decision to deny appeals for asylum in the United States based on claims of domestic abuse or gang violence has been deplored by Catholic leaders from coast to coast.
Brother Emmaus O'Herlihy with his depiction of St. Joseph and the infant Jesus
Dean Dettloff June 12, 2018
Brother O'Herlihy says his paintings, which are not intended for galleries but for spaces of worship, are meant to inspire a prayerful dialogue with viewers.
“I hope to share ‘best practices’ from parishes that have successfully reached out to the L.G.B.T. Catholic community,” Father Martin told America.
Sister Teresa Maya, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speak at the "Overcoming Polarization" conference at Georgetown University in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
A conference on “Overcoming Polarization Through Catholic Social Thought” focused on achieving civil discourse in the church and in U.S. society.
J.D. Long-García June 08, 2018
“We do have a sovereign border, but we also have a call to recognize that there are people who are fleeing to this country to save their own lives.”