Dispatches

Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 22, 2017
The change was in “no way” a response to the C.C.H.D.’s persistent online critics, an archdiocesan official says.
The Dominican writer and speaker Timothy Radcliffe shares his reflections during the launch event for PositiveFaith.net. Photo courtesy of Anthony Kelly.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartNovember 21, 2017
In our churches and parishes there can be an enforced invisibility for people living with H.I.V./AIDS. Myths, misunderstanding and prejudice still abound.
A man holds a sign in support California's new "sanctuary state" law during 2017's annual May 1 march in downtown Los Angeles in support of immigration reform. (Picture: Molly Adams/Flickr) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottNovember 21, 2017
Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan has threatened that the state will face more ICE community activity as a result of its new sanctuary law.
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago speaks Nov. 13 during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 17, 2017
Cardinal Bernardin’s consistent ethic of life could be helpful as the church grapples with issues like migration, health care and even taxes, some bishops say.
Giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany in April 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 17, 2017
“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”
People cross a bridge over a rushing river as part of evacuations during Hurricane Matthew Oct. 4, 2016 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNS photo/Orlando Barria, EPA).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettNovember 16, 2017
A cholera epidemic, last year’s Hurricane Matthew and political upheaval have made Haiti a dicey place to return to.