Dispatches

Dating Project
Jim McDermott February 21, 2018
“For the Paulists part of the mission is supposed to be reaching out to the unchurched.” The best ways to do that are constantly shifting. These contemporary leaders of Paulist Productions look on that fluid landscape with optimism.
Father Ireneusz Ekiert, administrator of Mary Help of Christians Church in Parkland, Fla., leads parishioners during an outdoor Stations of the Cross service on Feb. 16 dedicated to the victims and survivors of the deadly mass shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)
Kate Stein February 20, 2018
In the midst of the unimaginable, Father Ekiert is telling his parishioners to show and live love daily—not just in a time of grief and horror.
A silver mine of Potosi, Bolivia. iStock photo.
Dean Dettloff February 16, 2018
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the new ombudsperson office, noting it “has called attention to concerns and complaints involving Canadian-based and/or Canadian-registered companies which operate in other countries."
Supporters for president elect Cyril Ramaphosa outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb 15. Mr. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
Anthony Egan February 15, 2018
The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference welcomed the resignation as “long overdue.”
J.D. Long-García February 14, 2018
More than 800,000 Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors, could lose their legal status on March 5.
A prayer vigil in El Progreso on Jan. 25. Photo by Kevin Clarke.
Kevin Clarke February 13, 2018
Father Moreno described the Hernández government as an authoritarian regime tilting toward a dictatorship. “It is a government that represents a threat to freedom of expression. It is a threat to defenders of human rights, and it is a government that threatens the fundamental rights of Honduran