Dispatches

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
J.D. Long-García January 31, 2018
“Families aren’t chains. They are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, grandmothers, grandfathers and brothers and sisters.”
Father Tom Smith, OFM Conv., welcomed Lorena Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, to the Holy Retreat Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. (J.D. Long-Garcia)
J.D. Long-García January 30, 2018
“It’s not just, ‘I’ll pray for you.’ We need to do something personally for them.”
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 29, 2018
Catholics are being given a reprieve from that most noxious of American holidays: Valentine’s Day.
Kevin Clarke January 27, 2018
Many who may have been considering demonstrating against the Hernández government have been sufficiently intimidated into inaction this week.
Kevin Clarke January 26, 2018
Outrage is overflowing onto the streets in many Honduran communities.
The Theewaterskloof Dam, a key source of water for Cape Town, South Africa, is completely dry in this April 16, 2017, photo. (AP Photo/Halden Krog, File)
Anthony Egan January 26, 2018
There have been warning signs for decades; now South Africa’s second-biggest city is racing to prevent a drought from throttling the economy and causing social unrest.