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April 29, 2019

Vol. 220 / No. 10

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Young pilgrims display a banner that says "Pope Francis One of us" as the pontiff celebrates Mass for the Youth Jubilee in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in April 2016. (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, EPA)
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 02, 2019

This dark moment, he writes, with the help of young people “can truly be an opportunity for a reform of epoch-making significance, opening us to a new Pentecost and inaugurating a new stage of purification and change capable of renewing the Church’s youth.

Politics & Society Dispatches

Dismayed by the negative messages L.G.B.T. Catholics often face regarding their place in the church, Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon decided to take action.

In May 2013, along with the adjacent Men’s Central Jail, the Twin Towers jail ranked as one of the ten worst sites of incarceration in the United States, based on reporting in Mother Jones magazine: “Eyewitnesses, including several prison chaplains, have reported that attacks by deputies at the twin facilities are often unprovoked or brought on by the slightest infractions.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottApril 08, 2019

County supervisors approved $2.2 billion in June 2018 to build a replacement with the notable amendment that the new facility would be designed with a focus on mental health and rehabilitation.

Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua, in Ray City, Ga., enter their new church at its dedication on May 21, 2016. (CNS photo/Rich Kalonick, Catholic Extension)
Faith Dispatches
Robert David SullivanApril 19, 2019

While the church continues to shut down parishes in the Rust Belt, a new wave of immigrants is contributing to an urgent demand for more pews in the South and West.

Yazidi children from Iraq’s Sinjar region at a displaced person camp served by Jesuit Refugee Service near Shariya, Iraq. Like Nineveh’s Christians, the Yazidi people were targeted by ISIS in what U.N. investigators described as genocide in 2016. (All photos by Kevin Clarke)
Faith Features
Kevin ClarkeApril 19, 2019

Christians are slowly returning to help rebuild northern Iraq, but many remain fearful of an ISIS resurgence and feel abandoned by the national government.

Faith Features

In many corners of the church, women are not treated with equal dignity and worth. Too often, the structures of the Catholic Church show little openness to meaningful transformation. But our church’s lack of insight, and the breakdown of our own self-monitoring systems, are curable.

Faith Faith in Focus

The liturgies of Lent and Easter, like the churches themselves, are built upon the conviction that the resurrection changes everything.