Dispatches

Pope Francis greets young refugees during a conference on families and adolescent education at Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran on June 19. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 28, 2017
“This is a pretty broad exception to the ban,” David Robinson says, “and it does allow for legitimate entry into the United States for people who can pass the screening process, which is what we want.”
Faith Dispatches
This is the 70th year the event has been held, modeled on similar blessings back in Portugal.
Faith Dispatches
Jim McDermottJune 27, 2017
I’ve only been a priest for 13 years. How could I possibly be at the point that I am just recycling ideas?
A man sits on a snowy street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In January, the city of Toronto began collecting data for the first time on deaths among its homeless population. (Photo via iStock)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 26, 2017
Every month a group gathers at Holy Trinity Church to hold a vigil for those who have died homeless in Toronto.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Senate proposal could “wreak havoc on low-income families and struggling communities, and must not be supported,” the bishops said in a statement released on Thursday evening.  
Pemex’s network of pipelines is an easy target for gangs who puncture the ducts and siphon the fuel to sell. (Esdelval/iStock)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenJune 22, 2017
Thieves are puncturing fuel pipelines in Mexico and siphoning profits from the national oil company.