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Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
Catholic Charities staff and volunteers in the Archdiocese of Washington distribute 500 grocery boxes and 500 family meals in the parking lot of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception July 10, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJuly 10, 2020
U.S. bishops: “The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to protect the jobs of Americans from all walks of life, regardless of whether they work for for-profit or non-profit employers, faith-based or secular.”
Prelates lead a protest in Abuja, Nigeria, over unending killings of Nigerians March 1, 2020. Nigerian bishops called on the international community to help the West African country in its fight against ethnic insecurity and terrorist groups such as Boko Haram. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 02, 2020
Increasingly brutal attacks on Christian villages have been explained as the result of conflict over diminishing resources.
Alice Claus prays the rosary at St. Kevin Church in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens on May 26, the first day the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., permitted its churches to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 26, 2020
Dr. Shacham has a simple message for people eager to return to church as other social interactions appear to be restored. Do not be confused. The safest course of action, Dr. Shacham emphasized, continues to be to stay at home unless you have to venture out.
Politics & Society Explainer
Kevin ClarkeJune 17, 2020
The administration's final rule for section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act was deplored by advocates for L.G.B.T. rights, but welcomed by the U.S. bishops to “restore the rights of health care providers.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 12, 2020
“The blueprint for transformation and liberation is already available,” she said. “The question that remains is: Will those in power use it?”
A memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University, in Minneapolis, on June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 12, 2020
Minneapolis police have used force against African-American residents seven times more often than against white residents over the past five years, reports Kevin Clarke.
achel Perez of Minneapolis is pictured May 28, 2020, with injuries sustained from rubber bullets during protests while standing a distance from a burning vehicle at the parking lot of a Target store. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeMay 29, 2020
“We cannot turn a blind eye to these atrocities and yet still try to profess to respect every human life,” the bishops said. “We serve a God of love, mercy, and justice.”
Signs made by Cook County Jail prisoners in Chicago plead for help April 7, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Jim Vondruska, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeMay 21, 2020
Another near-invisible community similarly faces a serious and disproportionate threat from Covid-19; the people who live and work behind bars in the United States.
Migrant workers crowd outside a bus station in Ghaziabad, India, March 28, 2020, as they wait to board buses to return to their villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19. (CNS photo/Anushree Fadnavis, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMay 21, 2020
On March 25, hoping to suppress the spread of the coronavirus, India began the world’s largest lockdown, affecting 1.3 billion people. But the sudden move to close down all but essential services threw millions out of work and began a desperate exodus of migrant and day laborers out of the big
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMay 20, 2020
As much as 75 percent of Lebanon’s population is in need of emergency assistance.