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December 10, 2018

Vol.219 / No.13
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone speaks from the floor on Nov. 14 at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 14, 2018

At the request of the Vatican, the U.S. bishops postponed a vote on a set of proposals aimed at holding themselves accountable over sexual abuse.

A supporter holds a balloon with the image of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, during celebration in front of the National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesNovember 19, 2018

In his first speech after his victory, Brazil’s far-right president-elect thanked God and praised voters for allowing the country to “march now on the right path.”

Faith Dispatches
Brandon SanchezNovember 28, 2018

The fossil fuel divestment movement, which started in the 2000s, has become a mainstay of activism on college campuses.

Auxiliary Bishop Robert F. Morneau of Green Bay, Wis., delivers his homily during the 2011 outdoor “Mass on the Grass” welcoming students to the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass)
Faith Dispatches
Brandon SanchezNovember 30, 2018

The report examined two distinct approaches to campus ministry. Degree-educated staff tend to emphasize public service, but missionary-trained staff are more likely to focus on students’ personal relationships with God.

The 8th Engineer Support Battalion in Amariyah-Ferris - photo by Phil Klay
Politics & Society Features
Phil KlayNovember 11, 2018

War experience, and trauma more generally, can be an assault not only on one’s physical sense of safety, but on one’s social, moral, and spiritual conception of the world.

Faith Features
Vanessa R. CorcoranNovember 30, 2018

Fewer than 200 words are attributed to Mary in Scripture, but those words have inspired innumerable prayers, hymns, sermons and other devotional practices, perhaps none more than her words at the Annunciation.

Faith Faith and Reason
Richard J. CliffordNovember 08, 2018

The record number of women who will be serving in Congress following the momentous 2018 midterm elections may not be aware that the Bible supports their initiative to serve in this moment of political crisis.