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Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“If you talk today with the widows who have lost their husbands, and mothers who have lost their sons, you will understand why Russia did not succeed.”
The destroyed St. Matthew Church is pictured in Myanmar's eastern Kayah State in Daw Ngay Ku village on June 27, 2022. The church was reportedly blown up by landmines and torched by Myanmar’s military junta. (CNS photo/courtesy Amnesty International)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
Myanmar’s church has found a powerful new voice in Bishop Shwe, who has joined his flock among the ranks of the nation’s displaced people.
Pope Francis meets relatives of hostages taken from Israel by Hamas militants in his residence at the Vatican on Nov. 22, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithShort Take
David Neuhaus, S.J.Guy Alaluf
One might criticize Pope Francis' statements about the war in Gaza, but they should not be confused with the question of the Catholic Church’s relationship with the Jewish people.
Arts & CultureBooks
Amanda Bergeman
In ‘Good Night, Irene,’ Luis Alberto Urrea weaves a vivid and heartfelt tapestry in telling the story of the ‘Doughnut Dollies’ in World War II.
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
“Tell me, how does climate change drive someone to hack a person to death with a machete?”
Palestinians walk through the destruction left by the Israeli air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip in Gaza City on Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hajjar)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“The struggle to secure our daily bread is exhausting. There is a shortage of everything. Nutritious food is non-existent. We have run out of medications and vitamins.”