Voices
Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
Workers inside a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, pork processing plant wear protective gear and are separated by plastic partitions as they carve up meat. (Photo courtesy Smithfield Foods via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJanuary 13, 2021
 “Covid knows no boundaries or immigration status; it is an indiscriminate killer.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJanuary 11, 2021
For 17 years the attorneys general of the United States did not pursue death even though that power was in their hands, then you hit somebody like Trump.’
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJanuary 04, 2021
Philip Allen Lacovara, who served as special counsel to Watergate prosecutors, described the president’s call to election officials in Georgia as “a new low in Trumpian mendacity and abuse.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 23, 2020
A global hunger crisis, foretold in the beginning days of the Covid-19 crisis, is being realized.
In July demonstrators show their opposition to the death penalty outside the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., where federal executions are conducted. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 16, 2020
The Trump administration's execution spree in the second half of the year was without precedent and widely condemned.
Faith Advent Reflections
Kevin ClarkeDecember 14, 2020
A Reflection for the Third Monday of Advent.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 10, 2020
While a visit from the pope will no doubt provide a spiritual and psychological boost to Nineveh Christians, under the current pandemic conditions it is a prospect that must give local public health officials pause.
In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, photo, pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, right, and Agnes Chow speak to media outside a district court in Hong Kong. Wong, Chow and activist Ivan Lam have been sentenced to jail on Wednesday, over charges related to an unauthorized anti-government protest last year at the city's police headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 03, 2020
“[I]t’s not the end of the fight. Ahead of us is another challenging battleground. We’re now joining the battle in prison along with many brave protestors, less visible yet essential in the fight for democracy and freedom for HK.”
Destruction in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 17. (CNS / Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 20, 2020
“The situation is just devastating, and the needs are immense.”
An Ethiopian woman and child, who fled the ongoing fighting in the Tigray region, are seen at the al-Fashqa refugee camp in Sudan on Nov. 14, 2020. (CNS photo/El Tayeb Siddig, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 17, 2020
Catholic Charities U.S.A. spent decades building a domestic network to assist the social integration of incoming refugees. Three years of declining numbers and obliterated budgets took a sledgehammer to all that.