Dispatches

A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga celebrates after hearing the decision of Kenya's Supreme Court on Sept. 1 to nullify President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win last month. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.September 01, 2017
Kenya's highest court finds irregularities in the vote tally from this summer's election, orders new vote within 60 days.
Faith Dispatches
In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, the Cardinal Sarah says the church must proclaim that homosexuality is “at odds with nature.”
Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes in Port Arthur, Texas, on Aug. 31. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 31, 2017
“I cannot compare it to anything,” Donna Markham, O.P., president of Catholic Charities USA, says of the storm. “The expanse of it…it is bigger than Katrina. The loss of life has not been as great as Katrina, but the damage is just monumental.”
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks on July 26,  on the first day of a special session on education funding at the state Capitol. (Justin Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Proponents say the program will help to provide scholarships for 6,000 to 10,000 students in religious and other private schools statewide.
Statue of Martin Luther in Dresden
Faith Dispatches
Angelo Jesus CantaAugust 31, 2017
What were once church-dividing teachings no longer define the majority of American Protestant belief.
A demonstration in support of the DACA program took place in front of the White House on Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Catholic leaders voice alarm that the president will end the DACA program protecting undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children.