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Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, alleged the FBI suggested that “certain kinds of Catholic Americans may be domestic terrorists.”
Catholic Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes leads a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross during the Lenten season at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, on March 17, 2023. Catholics staged the devotional commemoration in the gardens of the cathedral due to the police ban on celebrating religious festivities on the streets. (AP Photo/Inti Ocon)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J.P. CarrollErica Lizza
The Ortega regime‘s ban on religious processions during Lent is only the latest action to effectively criminalize Catholicism in Nicaragua. Catholics in the U.S. must assist refugees and fight anti-religious authoritarianism.
A family sits around a table eating a meal
David Agren - OSV News
Imprisoned Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez appeared unexpectedly on Nicaraguan television March 24, more than six weeks after refusing to be exiled from his country, opting instead to face his sentence of 26 years behind bars. 
People supporting a citizenship law beat a Muslim man during clashes with those opposing the law in New Delhi Feb. 24, 2020. Christian leaders from different denominations in New Delhi condemned the communal violence. (CNS photo/Danish Siddiqui, Reuters) 
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ryan Di Corpo
Seventy-five years after Gandhi’s death, when Hindu nationalism has risen to the highest echelons of the Indian government, his legacy in the nation he helped liberate is complex and, in some cases, denigrated.
Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, a frequent critic of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, prays at a Catholic church in Managua May 20, 2022. A Nicaraguan court ruled Jan. 10, 2023, that Bishop Álvarez will stand trial on charges of conspiracy and spreading false information. (OSV News photo/Maynor Valenzuela, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Bishop Álvarez briefly materialized in Managua for a pre-trial hearing, accused of “conspiracy to undermine national integrity and propagation of false news.” A frequent government critic, Bishop Álvarez had strongly objected to the closing of Catholic radio and television stations last year.
painting of columbus discovering the americas with natives and priests around him
Tim Perron, S.J.
The “Doctrine of Discovery” is the leveraging of the idea of discovery to argue for and put into law a claim on and right to indigenous lands. It has no current and actively sustained legal connection.