Dispatches

Mourners grieve by the casket of Father Richmond Nilo on June 11 n Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Photo by Ezra Acayan.
Nash Tysmans June 19, 2018
Church and political leaders alike expressed alarm over a growing culture of impunity. President Rodrigo Détente’s frequent tirades against the Catholic Church in the Philippines are believed to have emboldened killers in the recent attacks against priests.
In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
J.D. Long-García June 19, 2018
“‘What can I do?’ That’s what everyone needs to ask themselves. We can’t be paralyzed. We need to act.”
The Safe Car Wash app has been developed to allow the general public to engage with the problem, it is a new tool that will enable the largest community intelligence gathering exercise ever attempted in the United Kingdom.
David Stewart June 19, 2018
Tens of thousands—including children—may be trapped in illegal employment in U.K. construction, hospitality and agriculture sectors, in domestic service, and, sadly, in prostitution.
Father Pat Murphy, director of the Scalabrini-run Casa del Migrante shelter, washes his hands during a symbolic washing of feet for migrants on Holy Thursday April 13, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico.(CNS photo/David Maung)
Jim McDermott June 19, 2018
“About 40 percent of the people who come here speak English better than Spanish,” Father Murphy says. “They’re all Mexicans, but they got deported after being in the states 30, 40 years. Sometimes they’ll come up and ask, ‘Do you speak English?’”
Photo by Ellen Boegel
Ellen K. Boegel June 14, 2018
Many ostensibly patriotic Americans do not know and, if known, do not obey, that federal law prohibits using the flag “as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery,” “embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs" and more.
Kevin Clarke June 13, 2018
A decision to deny appeals for asylum in the United States based on claims of domestic abuse or gang violence has been deplored by Catholic leaders from coast to coast.