Dispatches

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago at a press conference in Chicago on April 4. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)
Politics & Society Dispatches
"I think that the terms gay and lesbian, L.G.BT. should be respected.... People should be called the way that they want to be called rather than us coming up with terms that maybe we’re more comfortable with.”
Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, touches the hands of people in Mexico through a border fence following Mass in Sunland Park, N.M., in this 2014 file photo. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & Society Dispatches
“Our border community knows the reality of a broken immigration system."
Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, head of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, seated right, with other CRL members (photo courtesy of CRL)
Politics & Society Dispatches
The director of Freedom of Religion South Africa, Michael Swain, said that government had no business “meddling with religion.”
Opposition members wave a Venezuelan flag outside a poll station during a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 16. Venezuela's opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettJuly 17, 2017
Rome is urging Venezuela President Maduro and his Chavistas to hold the elections they are now blocking, release hundreds of political prisoners like Mr. López and restore the democratic separation of powers they have mowed down.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in North Korea's northwest. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Drew ChristiansenJuly 17, 2017
The U.N. has voted to ban the bomb. What comes next?
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O'ConnellJuly 14, 2017
The editor of the Jesuit review La Civiltà Cattolica speaks on the alliance between “fringe” Catholics and evangelical fundamentalists.