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Houses are submerged in flood waters in Lokoja, Nigeria, Oct.13, 2022. More than half of the 36 states of the country are affected. More than 600 people have died, with more than 1.4 million people displaced. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ekpali Saint
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria launched a campaign that aims to plant 5.5 million trees over the next five years to mitigate the effects of climate change.
a priest stands behind an altar, the camera looks from the area where the tabernacle is, out onto the congregation. only one person sits in the pews in front of the priest, signifying the low number of people attending church.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael Kelly - OSV News
Ireland is becoming less religious, and the percentage of residents who identify as Catholic is down to 69% according to census data. More people identify with "no religion" than in previous years.
a priest wears a collar and talks in front of a beige background, he has gray hair and dark eyebrows
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
At least $17 million has been transferred from the Vatican's U.S.-based missionary fundraising coffers into an impact investing vehicle run by a priest, the former head of the U.S. organization.
A Black mother holds her infant child. (iStock/Goodboy Picture Company)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary Haddad
Maternal mortality has reached alarming levels in the U.S., especially in the Black community. The Catholic Health Association strongly supports a package of laws to better care for mothers and infants.
Members of Indigenous communities camp on the property of Chinese-owned Las Bambas copper mine in Peru April 26, 2022. (CNS photo/Angela Ponce, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Barbara Fraser
While religious groups have been at the forefront of the movement to divest from fossil fuels, the campaign to divest from mining is moving more slowly.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up bills he signed during a bill signing ceremony at the Coastal Community Church at Lighthouse Point on May 16, 2023, in Lighthouse Point, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
Ron DeSantis has signaled that he will make Florida’s restrictive immigration policies a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. He is ignoring the fact that our nation relies on immigrant labor.