Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
People gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28, the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech and the March on Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Faith News
Kevin ClarkeAugust 28, 2020
“I don’t think we can take our foot off the pedal. We are doing a credible job; we need to do more.”
Mariatu Sankoh joins a socially distanced Catholic Relief Services food distribution in Sierra Leone (photo: Ronnie Larry Tucker/Catholic Relief Services).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 11, 2020
Women, children, elderly people, Indigenous populations and migrants will be among those suffering the most.
Women walk past destroyed cars at a neighborhood near the scene of Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 07, 2020
Many Beirut buildings simply crumbled; others are compromised beyond repair. Those that can be saved no longer have windows or doors, residents continue to occupy them to protect what possessions they have left.
Faith Faith in Focus
Kevin ClarkeAugust 05, 2020
George M. Anderson, S.J., who died on Aug. 4 at age 86, was for many years the conscience of America magazine, especially in his focus on and commitment to the poor.
St. Michael Cathedral Basilica in downtown Toronto (iStock)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 17, 2020
Church officials had been in regular conversation with Toronto and Ontario officials and received enthusiastic approval of the plan the diocese put in motion to reopen churches and restore Communion at Mass.
In this 2017 file photo, a statue of Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Kino stands in Kino Park in Nogales, Ariz. On July 13, 2020, Pope Francis recognized Father Kino's heroic virtues, giving him the title "venerable" and advancing his sainthood cause. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 15, 2020
Kino was ”a classic example of the 17th-century philosopher-scientist, where faith meets science,” remembered as a defender of the Indigenous people of what would become the United States of America and Mexico.
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.”