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Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. She is pictured as her husband speaks at Peachtree Academy in Covington, Georgia, in this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo. (CNS photo/Erik S. Lesser, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 16, 2017
23 senators voted against Ms. Gingrich’s confirmation, a departure from previous nominations that faced little opposition.
Catholics Against the Death Penalty-Southern California march during the 2017 Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, Calif., in February. (CNS photo/Andrew Cullen, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 16, 2017
“We absolutely welcome the pope’s strong statement on this issue; we welcome the moral clarity and the leadership he is showing.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 13, 2017

Pope Francis today assured his “heartfelt solidarity” and “prayers” for all those affected by the wildfire that is causing disasters in California. He mentioned in particular “those who mourn the loss of their loved ones” and those “who fear for the lives of those still missing.”

President Donald Trump stands behind and in front of members of a Marine honor guard as he greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as they arrive at the White House on Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeOctober 12, 2017
The president’s threats, according to the statement, “have brought the world to the brink of a nuclear catastrophe and have intensified global insecurity.”
A Salvadoran father carries his son while running in Huehuetoca, Mexico, in June 2015 as they try to board a train heading to the U.S-Mexico border. (CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenOctober 12, 2017
Poverty and criminal violence are pushing hundreds of thousands of people northward while escalated deportations are tearing families apart in the United States.
Politics & Society Video
America FilmsOctober 12, 2017
John Dickerson, host of Face the Nation, sits down with America’s editor in chief Matt Malone, S.J.