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Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
From the Newfoundland Quarterly in 1909: “The Orphan Boys at Mount Cashel, St. Johns, who sowed, reaped and threshed 600 bushels of oats this year at Mount Cashel.” (Wikimedia Commons)
FaithThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
A court-empowered third-party insolvency monitor has ordered the Archdiocese of St. John’s to pay over 104 million Canadian dollars (about $76 million) to 292 survivors of Mount Cashel who were victimized behind its walls.
FaithScripture Reflections
Kevin Clarke
A Reflection for Memorial of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest, and companions, martyrs, by Kevin Clarke
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
“Policies that criminalize homelessness are a direct contradiction of our call to shelter those experiencing homelessness and care for those in need,” said Archbishop Borys Gudziak said.
Sea-Watch crew members help a migrant boarding a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea on July 23, 2022. African bishops are expressing pain at seeing young people migrate to lives of uncertainty. (CNS photo/Nora Bording, Sea-Watch handout via Reuters)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
Both the United States and the European Union are experiencing a period when double-digit percentages of foreign-born people have been able to achieve legal residency.
FaithScripture Reflections
Kevin Clarke
A Reflection for Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time, by Kevin Clarke
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Kevin Clarke
Humankind has been a constant witness to wars and rumors of wars, but we seem to be entering a particularly conflict-cursed time.
Ruling party presidential candidate Claudia Sheinbaum shows her ink-stained thumb after voting during general elections in Mexico City, Sunday, June 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
López Obrador says he plans to go quietly into political retirement, but AMLO playing Benedict to Claudia Sheinbaum’s Francis will be just one of the incoming Mexican president’s major challenges.
A woman carries food provided by U.S. Agency for International Development in Pajut, South Sudan, March 2017. (CNS photo/Nancy McNally, Catholic Relief Services)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
The current Farm Bill, at $1.5 trillion, represents the largest spending package in U.S. agricultural policy history; 80 percent of the spending is directed to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
This combination of photos shows Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel on Oct. 28, 2023. (AP Photo)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
While Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Gallant do not face imminent arrest, the announcement has been perceived as a symbolic blow that deepens Israel’s international isolation because of its conduct of the war in Gaza.
A Palestinian boy wounded in an Israeli strike waits to receive treatment at a hospital as Israeli forces launch a ground and air operation in the eastern part of Rafah, amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 7, 2024. (OSV News photo/Hatem Khaled, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
With more than one million displaced Palestinians staring famine in the face last week, it is hard to imagine that conditions could get any worse in Gaza. But they have.