Dispatches

Pope John Paul II prays in 1993 at the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai, Lithuania. Pope Francis will make the same three-nation visit, stopping at a number of the same places as his saint-predecessor. (CNS photo/Arturo Mari, L'Osservatore Romano) 
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J. September 20, 2018
Francis is visiting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to help mark their centennial of independence from czarist Russia.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about refugees as he makes a statement to the media Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Brandon Sanchez September 20, 2018
The announcement that the United States will cap its intake of refugees at 30,000 was swiftly denounced by Catholic leaders.
J.D. Long-García September 20, 2018
Congress has authorized one-third of the estimated $120 billion some estimate Puerto Rico will require for recovery.
Brandon Sanchez September 18, 2018
This economy is not working for human beings.
Pope Francis leads a meeting with young people in Palermo, Sicily, Sept. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Michael J. O’Loughlin September 18, 2018
Even after revelations about sexual abuse in the church, 79 percent of U.S. Catholics—but only 53 percent of all Americans—hold a favorable view of Pope Francis, according to a Gallup poll.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, president of the Center for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, speaks at a news conference officially launching the center in February 2015. Also pictured is Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, head of the Pontifical Commission for Child Protection. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Jim McDermott September 17, 2018
Hans Zollner, S.J., a member on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, shares his hopes for the church as a crisis that never ceases to shock and sorrow continues.