FaithFaith in Focus
Gustavo García-Siller
This week has brought us all into close contact with human suffering. We are all like the man on the side of the road in the story of the Good Samaritan, beaten and bloody.
A woman wrapped in a blanket crosses the street near downtown Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Temperatures dropped into the single digits as snow shut down air travel and grocery stores. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Rolling blackouts and more bad weather on the way have most Texans hunkering down under blankets and trying to stay as warm. Conditions on both sides of the border were challenging.
Venezuelan migrants walk along a trail into Brazil, in the border city of Pacaraima, Brazil, in April 2019. (CNS photo/Pilar Olivares, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Eduardo Campos Lima
Refugees “can’t obtain the Brazilian documents,” one local bishop said, “but they keep needing shelter, food and healthcare.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
A global hunger crisis, foretold in the beginning days of the Covid-19 crisis, is being realized.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Catholic Charities USA and the Felician Sisters of North America have each contributed $1 million to a new fund to benefit people “in extreme danger of losing their homes this month.”
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary Beth Powers
Chuck Feeney donated the last of his fortune this year, writes Mary Beth Powers of the Catholic Medical Mission Board, and set an example for others to act now rather than later.