Voices
Giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany in April 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 17, 2017
“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 09, 2017
A Vatican conference represents the beginning of a coordination of Catholic universities, institutions and bishops's conferences on this issue.
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 02, 2017
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops responded quickly after the letter became public.
Men walk near destroyed buildings as thousands of Somalis gathered to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn hundreds of victims at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Oct. 20. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 23, 2017
Mogadishu was rocked to its core on Oct. 14 by a truck bombing that left 358 dead and hundreds wounded. The missing are still being sifted for among the scorched rubble.
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.”
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 Dispatches
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.”
President Donald Trump speaks in Indianapolis on Sept. 27. Trump called the current tax system a "relic" and a "colossal barrier" that's standing in the way of the nation's economic comeback. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 05, 2017
According to Catholic social tradition, paying taxes is part of the way Catholic citizens contribute to the common good.
Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid Sept. 21 at a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 22, 2017
This year the Grand Bargain on refugees seems increasingly fragile.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington in July. Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. But Democrats and their allies are going all-out to stop the drive. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 19, 2017
“The health of the American people is incredibly important...you just don’t railroad something through, something you’ve just whipped together in the last couple of weeks.”
DACA supporters demonstrate near the White House in Washington on Sept. 5. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 08, 2017
Jesuit and other Catholic academic leaders are ready to protect the Dreamers in their communities from deportation forces.