Dispatches

DePaul University, in Chicago, is the largest Catholic university in the United States. (iStock)
Kevin Clarke January 26, 2018
Half of all students at Catholic colleges identify as Catholic, and 62 percent of all students are women.
In this image taken from a video shot on Jan. 9, 2018, by China Aid and provided to the Associated Press, people in hard hats stand amid the remains of the Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen in northern China's Shanxi province. (China Aid via AP)
Verna Yu January 25, 2018
Under the new regulations, lower-level officials can oversee the activities of China’s religious communities—a move expected to lead to intensified harassment of Christians and churches.
Homeless in Toronto, 2016. iStock photo
Dean Dettloff January 24, 2018
Word of homeless people being turned away from shelters during the cold snap did reach Toronto’s ombudsman office, and an investigation into shelter space and access to it has been initiated.
Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla clash with military police in the Policarpo Paz Garcia neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Jan. 20, 2018. Following a disputed election marred by irregularities, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the victor and will be inaugurated on Jan. 27. The opposition does not recognize Hernandez's victory and are protesting against the result. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
Melissa Vida January 23, 2018
“You will see many protests during his mandate...because Honduras hasn’t fixed its age-old problems of inequality, exclusion, poor educational and health system, corruption and impunity.”
People gather at a June 14 candlelight vigil in Manila, Philippines, in memory of the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the incident in which police said a lone gunman killed 49 people early June 12 at the club. (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA)
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 23, 2018
“We are losing three generations of people, and we need to hear why,” said Bishop Mark O’Connell.
J.D. Long-García January 22, 2018
“Separating fathers from families has been going on for a while. But now, even mothers are being separated from their children.”