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Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
The child tax credit enhancements will lift as many as 400,000 children above the poverty line in 2024 and move an additional 3 million U.S. children in deep poverty closer to the poverty line.
Inside the Vatican
Colleen and Gerry also parse the pope’s comments on declining birth rates in Italy and address the politicization of the issue and the pope’s call for global economic reforms that promote and support the well-being of young families.
FaithFaith in Focus
Laura Kelly Fanucci
Answering the question of how many kids feels impossible.
The children of single mother Jessica Moreno of Wood Dale, Ill., (Julian, 16, Jenesis, 6, and Jayden, 12) are seen in an undated photo. Ms. Moreno used a series of $750-a-month checks under the temporarily expanded child tax credit program to rent an apartment for herself and her children and avoid becoming homeless. (CNS photo/courtesy Jessica Moreno)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
The child poverty rate was cut almost in half after an expansion of the child tax credit. So why did Congress, including many in the pro-life movement, let the expansion lapse?
On this episode of Preach, Kayla August, our first woman preacher on the show, shares with host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., her passion for preaching and the unique gifts and insights of lay preachers in the church.
A child sits against a wall and covers his face with his hands (iStock)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Arthur McCaffrey
Revelations about sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Conference underscore the fact that the modern corporate institution, whether religious or secular, can enable and conceal such abuse.