US Politics

Young Venezuelans migrants join lessons to help them adjust to life in Trinidad and Tobago. Lessons in mathematics, English, music and other disciplines were developed by volunteers with La Romaine Migrant Support ministry at St. Benedict Parish in La Romaine. (CNS photo/Laura Ann Phillips) 
Venezuelan migrants, fleeing violence and political instability at home, had been trickling into the island nation for several years. That trickle became a wave in 2018 as inflation soared and food shortages became acute.
A woman becomes emotional during a vigil in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2019. Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
"I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people," Pope Francis said.
 In this July 8, 2019 file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday, July 22, 2019 that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for les
Arrests of immigrants in the U.S. illegally are increasing nationwide, and the result is more children are losing—or fearing they will lose—a parent through detention or deportation.
John J. Conley August 02, 2019
The current occupant of the White House has now turned his rage on you, my adopted city. I think it is time for a valentine for a troubled city I have come to love.
Demonstrating against the deal in Guatemala City. Photo by Jackie McVicar.
Jackie McVicar August 01, 2019
“Our own people don’t have dignity. There’s no security. There are thousands of malnourished kids. How can we offer to be a safe country if it isn’t even safe for our own citizens?”
The front office of Miracle Hill Ministries in Greenville, S.C. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron
For the first time in its 82-year history, Miracle Hill Ministries will allow Catholics to serve as volunteers and employees in its vast network of homeless shelters, thrift stores and drug-recovery programs and as parents to foster children in its government-funded foster care agency.