US Politics

A beading session at Loom Chicago. Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Michael J. O’Loughlin April 19, 2018
The report found that Catholic initiatives addressing the refugee crisis are marked by their commitment to a range of Catholic social teaching, including respect for life, a commitment to the common good, care for the earth and promoting the dignity of work.
Immigrants just released from detention via a U.S. immigration policy known as "catch and release" stand at a bus station April 11 before being taken to the Catholic Charities relief center in McAllen, Texas. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters)
J.D. Long-García April 19, 2018
The Legal Orientation Program, which President George W. Bush put into place in 2003, helps detained immigrants know their rights and legal options.
Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on April 13. Palestinians streamed to tent camps on Gaza's border with Israel for a third mass protest. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Drew Christiansen, S.J. April 13, 2018
Hamas, it seems, has taken Israeli contempt for Palestinian life as a cultural and political weakness that Gazans can turn against the oppressor state.
A man carries an image of Blessed Oscar Romero during a March 18 procession in San Salvador, El Salvador, to commemorate the 38th anniversary his murder. Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Romero, who was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
The end of Temporary Protected Status and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs means more than 215,000 Salvadorans are now facing a return to a country in turmoil.
The Editors April 13, 2018
The rate of miscarriages in detention is on the rise.
RESIDENTS FLEE SYRIAN VILLAGE
The Editors April 11, 2018
There is no real probability of success in stopping Mr. Assad or preventing future atrocities through a use of limited force.