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February 2023

Vol. 228 / No. 2

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The team at Morcos Nassar Palace. Photo courtesy of L’Arche-Bethlehem, Ma’an lil-Hayat.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Noga TarnopolskyDecember 22, 2022

The latest boutique hotel to open its doors in Bethlehem’s Old City, just minutes away from Manger Square, is the Morcos Nassar Palace, which doubles as a humanitarian project unique in Palestine and possibly in the Arab world.

An elderly woman stands in her doorway as armed Salvadoran troops patrol a residential area in Soyapango on Dec. 5. A massive crackdown on gangs in El Salvador has led to ongoing human rights abuses, says a new report. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dany Díaz MejíaDecember 22, 2022

Twenty-two men from Espíritu Santo Island who were arrested between under President Nayib Bukele’s state of emergency decree in El Salvador.

Pope Benedict XVI waves from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, during his Angelus prayer on Aug. 29, 2010. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)
Faith Dispatches
David GibsonJanuary 04, 2023

A timeline of significant events in the life of Pope Benedict XVI.

Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 05, 2023

The bells tolled, the organ played, and the congregation of 50,000 Romans and pilgrims applauded warmly as pallbearers brought the casket of Pope Benedict XVI onto the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.

The American flag flies over the House side of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & Society Dispatches
America StaffJanuary 19, 2023

For the fifth consecutive session, Jesuit alumni account for about 10 percent of Congress.

Pope Benedict XVI at the end of a general weekly audience in the fall of 2006 (photo: Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis via Getty Images).
Faith Features
David GibsonDecember 31, 2022

Benedict’s resignation was a “Nixon to China” move, a radical departure from the most orthodox of popes and theologians.

a thinker crouches in thought with white background
Faith Features
Rachel LuJanuary 19, 2023

The philosophy of Boethius and other medieval thinkers is much more relevant to today's society than we might think.