Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Bo expressed his immense joy, and that of the 750,000 Catholics in this majority-Buddhist country of 52 million people, that Pope Francis has decided to celebrate Mass for peace in Myanmar on Sunday, May 16, in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
During this second surge medical and support teams had no time to be anxious about themselves as scores of Covid-19 cases began arriving at Holy Family’s emergency room doors.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The speed and virulence of the Covid-19 outbreak in India have been among its most shocking aspects. Could an outbreak as ferocious happen somewhere else?
Arts & CultureIdeas
Robert Ellsberg
Half a century later, Robert Ellsberg looks back on his father’s famous release of the Pentagon Papers—and the consequences of that decision for his father, for him and for the nation.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The countries in the world with the most people baptized Catholics continue to be, in order: Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Italy.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Jesuit priest Stan Swamy remains incarcerated in Mumbai after a judge denied his bail request. Father Swamy’s arrest almost six months ago followed a two-year-long period of interrogation, raids of his home and seizure of his personal property, including electronic communications devices.