People pray during a Catholic service outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong as they protest the extradition bill with China June 11, 2019. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Dialogue is always preferable to confrontation, Cardinal Dolan said. ”[But] my gut also tells me that you can’t negotiate with these people. It could be extraordinarily counterproductive.”
FaithDispatches
Colleen DulleDoug Girardot
A team of America Media reporters contacted all 196 “particular churches” in the United States and was able to confirm the appointment of 62 local synod coordinators.
FaithFaith and Reason
Jessica Coblentz
My students at a Catholic women's college have taught me—and can teach the rest of the church—a great deal about living in a church marred by the scandal of sexual abuse by clergy.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Don Clemmer
As the U.S. bishops’ conference discerns a path forward, veterans cite legacy of work for the common good
Usher Gene Johann uses a collection basket during Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Rocky Point, N.Y., in 2018. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
A likely increase in 2021 charitable giving is being driven by two factors: increasing financial security and a “heightened sense of people’s needs in the philanthropic marketplace” because of the continuing Covid-19 crisis.
Sister Romana Uzodimma, a Sister of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, distributes food at Catholic Charities' Spanish Catholic Center in Washington on July 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Catholic ministries face an uncertain financial future as religiosity decreases among younger Americans—including, perhaps, descendants of prominent Catholic philanthropic leaders.