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Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanDecember 15, 2017
Besides Pope Francis, there was an impressively wide range of topics that got readers’ attention, including reflections on capitalism and philanthropy, and evaluations of the music of U2 and Beyoncé.
Father James Martin, S.J. and Ross Douthat at the Civility in America Part 1: Religion event held at The Sheen Center on Dec. 13th. (America/Antonio DeLoera-Brust).
Faith Dispatches
Angelo Jesus CantaDecember 14, 2017
Is there a duty for Christians to represent a certain kind of voice in the public discourse?
Fidelis Mukonori, S.J. Photo by Russell Pollitt, S.J.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.December 14, 2017
Just two hours after army tanks rolled out onto the streets of Harare in November, Father Mukonori got a call asking him to meet with the army’s generals.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelDecember 12, 2017
The establishment and free exercise clauses prohibit the government from impeding or requiring observance of any religious holiday, including Christmas.
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Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 11, 2017
A federal judge wrote that it is unlikely church officials would be able to prove that their constitutional rights were being violated.
People celebrate Nov. 21 outside parliament after hearing that President Robert Mugabe resigned in Harare, Zimbabwe. All Zimbabweans should have a voice in the country's governance following Mugabe's 37-year presidency, and the new government should embrace diversity, Zimbabwe's bishops said. (CNS photo/Kim Ludbrook, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganDecember 11, 2017
The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference issued a statement urging calm, restraint and patience during what they called “most delicate times.”