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October 2022

Vol. 227 / No. 3

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Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 28, 2022

Celestine V resigned from the papacy in 1294, the last pope to do so voluntarily before Benedict XVI. Francis, in his homily, praised him for this gesture of humility.

Jefferson, an 8-year old boy from Honduras, is questioned by a border patrol agent on Aug. 26 after crossing the Rio Grande into Roma, Texas.(CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
America StaffSeptember 15, 2022

Border Patrol officials said that the large number of expulsions during the pandemic had contributed to a higher-than-usual number of migrants making multiple border crossing attempts.

Migrants wait to be processed by Border Patrol after crossing into the United States near Yuma, Ariz., on Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 15, 2022

Shifting public perceptions on immigration—often based on political rhetoric and a misunderstanding of the facts on the ground—may help explain why there has been little, if any, movement on immigration reform in Congress.

Faith Features
Laura LokerSeptember 15, 2022

While Catholic employers still have a long way to go in figuring out sustainable maternity leave policies, most are missing another easily implemented opportunity to support women and families more generally: offering part-time, flexible jobs.

A young, internally displaced Afghan woman carries a child near their shelter at a camp on the outskirts of Kabul in June 2019. (CNS photo/Omar Sobhani, Reuters)
Politics & Society Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 15, 2022

Many faith-based organizations are among those working to provide assistance. Returning to Afghanistan is simply not an option.

Marie Keating of St. John Neumann in Eagan, Minn., holds a pro-life sign at a June 24, 2022, rally in downtown St. Paul. 9CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)
Faith Faith and Reason
Destiny Herndon-De La RosaSeptember 15, 2022

Women need support and resources when that second line shows up on a pregnancy test. Their first thought is not to wonder how their senator, president or prime minister feels about abortion.

for an article on immigration and migration from colombia, view of the border wall between the united states and mexico
Faith Faith in Focus
V.A. GarcíaSeptember 15, 2022

I have crossed deserts and climbed walls to protect my son from violence in Colombia.