Dispatches

Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid Sept. 21 at a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 22, 2017
This year the Grand Bargain on refugees seems increasingly fragile.
Soldiers hold up closed fists motioning for silence during rescue efforts at the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sept. 21. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenSeptember 22, 2017
Reports of a girl trapped in the rubble of a collapsed school in Mexico City captured the world's attention, but the story was created by bad journalistic and government practices.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington in July. Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. But Democrats and their allies are going all-out to stop the drive. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 19, 2017
“The health of the American people is incredibly important...you just don’t railroad something through, something you’ve just whipped together in the last couple of weeks.”
CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelSeptember 19, 2017
The court is scheduled to hear cases relating to immigration, religious freedom, federalism, voting, employee rights and federal court jurisdiction over foreign governments and corporations.
A cyclist passes the row of tents and tarps along the Santa Ana riverbed near Angel Stadium on Sept. 14 in Anaheim, Calif. Amid an uproar from residents, the city of Anaheim declared an emergency in an attempt to cope with a ballooning homeless encampment along a popular riverbed trail and speed the addition of shelter beds. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottSeptember 18, 2017
It is not only Anaheim, but Southern California as a whole that finds itself in the midst of a homelessness emergency.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 16, 2017
Due to “increasing negative feedback from various social media sites, the decision was made to withdraw the invitation extended to Father Martin.”