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Kevin Clarke is America's chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
Outside Christ Church (Anglican) Cathedral in Dublin on May 7. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 20, 2018
“People decided, ‘I just don’t like the Eighth; it’s just too strict even if I have nervousness about the laws that might replace it.’
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 29, 2018
The C.D.C. reports a 25 percent spike between 1999 and 2016 in the frequency of suicide across the country.
In this March 23, 2015, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy testifies before a House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 28, 2018
Two Notre Dame lawyers describe Kennedy as a jurist who consistently ruled in favor of personal liberty and free speech.
A migrant women from Iraq feeds her grandson in front of the railway station in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on June 19, 2018. Some hundreds of migrants have been camping at the railway station in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo waiting for an opportunity to get to Croatia and Western Europe. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 20, 2018
A record 68.5 million people had been driven from their homes across the world at the end of 2017. That total was 2.9 million more than at the end of 2016.
Immigrants turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents on April 2 after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S., and wait to be transported to processing center near McAllen, Tex. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters) 
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJune 13, 2018
U.S. bishops may be prepared for a stronger pushback against Trump administration policies that are being criticized as cruel and outside the U.S. tradition on the welcoming of immigrants and the treatment of people seeking protection from harm.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 13, 2018
A decision to deny appeals for asylum in the United States based on claims of domestic abuse or gang violence has been deplored by Catholic leaders from coast to coast.
Government agents stand guard alongside suspects taken into custody during an immigration sting at Corso's Flower and Garden Center, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Castalia, Ohio. The operation is one of the largest against employers in recent years on allegations of violating immigration laws. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 08, 2018
Many could be deported next week without having had the opportunity to arrange custody for their children, dispose of their property or arrange their finances in Ohio.
A truck travels along a dirt road near a grain farm in Hesper Township, Iowa. The 2018 farm bill was defeated on the floor of the House May 18. It could back for a second vote in late June, but Catholic and other rural life advocates see a need for improvements in the measure before then. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Kevin ClarkeJune 06, 2018
House Republicans will be returning to a fight over raising work requirements for the nation’s 43 million recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program after a previous effort to pass the farm bill flamed out last month.
Nine-month-old Conner Walkenhorst and his mother, Jennifer Walkenhorst, visit in July 2017 with Dr. Nadeem Parkar and Dr. Wilson King, physicians instrumental in the creation of a three-dimensional model of Conner’s heart at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The model allowed for detailed planning of the baby’s successful heart transplant surgery. (Betsy Taylor/CHA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMay 18, 2018
Going to the margins to provide health services does not always earn Catholic hospitals praise; sometimes it provokes unfriendly scrutiny.
An elderly Palestinian man falls on the ground after being shot by Israeli troops during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 14. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel celebrates the inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMay 17, 2018
The willingness to rush the border fence despite the I.D.F.’s overwhelming firepower is a testimony to the despair of the people living in Gaza.