Dispatches

A beading session at Loom Chicago. Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Michael J. O’Loughlin April 19, 2018
The report found that Catholic initiatives addressing the refugee crisis are marked by their commitment to a range of Catholic social teaching, including respect for life, a commitment to the common good, care for the earth and promoting the dignity of work.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in the House of Commons on April 16 regarding her decision to join air strikes against Syria. (PA via AP)
David Stewart April 17, 2018
The prime minister authorized Royal Air Force participation in the U.S.-led strike while Parliament was in recess, upending an recent tradition of shared powers.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J., center, talks with Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen, N.J., left, and U.S. Archbishop James P. Green, in Rome in June 2017. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin April 13, 2018
At Villanova, the Newark archbishop spoke of “paradigm shifts” in the church and said “only the Lord" can judge who belongs among the faithful.
The Mexican Flag flies on the Zocalo near the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.
Jan-Albert Hootsen April 10, 2018
As consequential as the next Mexican election may be, the Catholic Church in Mexico has largely remained on the sidelines so far.
People take photos on smartphones as Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin April 09, 2018
Stop trolling, resist gossiping and consider putting down your device altogether.
J.D. Long-García April 06, 2018
“They are also separating families, mothers from their children, at the border. That sends a definite signal, ‘Don’t come.’”