Dispatches

Michael J. O’Loughlin January 19, 2018
The U.S. bishops had an unusually busy year issuing positive and negative statements about the new president, but some hoped for more decisive action against his policies.
President Donald Trump addresses the 2018 March of Life from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 19, 2018
President Trump’s video appearance at the march culminates a year of pro-life appointments and administrative actions to limit abortions.
Jars of medical marijuana on display on at the Western Caregivers Medical dispensary in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Ellen K. Boegel January 16, 2018
The Justice Department is vowing to enforce a federal ban on marijuana, even as some states try to move toward full legalization.
Mark M. Gray, Mary L. Gautier January 16, 2018
Catholic women may be part of a Democratic voting wave in 2018. They are ready to welcome women deacons.
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 12, 2018
Focus is a nearly 20-year-old evangelization ministry started by a layperson who was frustrated that non-Catholic student groups seemed more successful in spreading the faith on college campuses.
J.D. Long-García January 11, 2018
Uncertain future awaits ‘Dreamers’ after California judge’s DACA injunction