US Politics

Philip K. Howard June 14, 2019
Most Americans want Washington to change how it works. But attacking Washington is like punching into fog.
The nation's worst measles outbreak in decades is prompting states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.
President Nayib Bukele and his wife Gabriela at the inaugural in Plaza Barrios in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 1, 2019. Official twitter account
Melissa Vida June 12, 2019
Salvadorans have high hopes for the new president’s leadership. El Salvador suffers one of the world’s highest murder rates, and a third of its population lives below the poverty line.
The bus terminal in San Marcos, Guatemala, on Jun 8, the spot where many Guatemalan migrants begin their journey to reach the United States. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Kevin Clarke June 11, 2019
“Deploying 6,000 National Guard troops on the southern border is not a root solution that addresses the true causes of the migration phenomenon,” Mexico's bishops wrote. “The fight against poverty and inequality in Mexico and Central America seems to be replaced by fear of the other, our brother.”
Armed members of the Mexican Army and state police arrive in Chilapa in 2016 to participate in an operation against organized crime. (CNS photo/Francisca Meza, EPA)
Jan-Albert Hootsen June 10, 2019
According to the federal government, at least 8,493 people were killed during the first three months of this year. If this trend continues, the year will end with approximately 35,000 murders in Mexico—more than the already record-breaking 34,202 homicide victims of last year.
Catholic News Service June 10, 2019
The Peoria Diocese said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky "is overjoyed and elated" that the remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be coming home to the diocese following a ruling by the state of New York's highest court.