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December 2020

Vol. 223 / No. 7

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Police officers stop and search a bus carrying passengers around Lekki toll gate in Lagos Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Resentment lingered with the smell of charred tires Friday as Nigeria's streets were relatively calm after days of protests over police abuses, while authorities gave little acknowledgement to reports of the military killing at least 12 peaceful demonstrators earlier this week. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Patrick EgwuOctober 23, 2020

The demands of the demonstrators have quickly expanded into a broad critique of government corruption, incompetence and impunity as human rights abuses and economic malaise continues in Nigeria.

Faith Dispatches

“It definitely will save lives, especially in countries where there is active persecution of L.G.B.T.Q. people.”

Faith Dispatches
James T. KeaneNovember 10, 2020

St. John Paul II knew about the Theodore McCarrick sex abuse allegations—and promoted him anyway. Why?

Politics & Society Dispatches
Molly CahillNovember 19, 2020

At the same time that the Covid-19 crisis has driven up the need for direct services from charities, it has depressed the dollar amounts in donations they are likely to receive.

Pope Francis meets Father Maccalli, right, and members of his delegation at the Vatican on Nov. 9. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith GoodNews

Recalling his abduction and two-year captivity, Father Maccalli told Vatican News that during that time, "tears were my bread for many days and were my prayer when I didn't know what to say."

Faith Features
Joe DrapeNovember 19, 2020

A Korean War hero, the Rev. Emil Kapaun is now a candidate for sainthood, but the process is long and complicated.

Faith Features
Nick Ripatrazone November 19, 2020

A willingness to recognize the holiness of the ordinary might be the highest ideal of the solitary life.