Voices
Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
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 & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
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 & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
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 & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The Trump administration's execution spree in the second half of the year was without precedent and widely condemned.
FaithAdvent Reflections
Kevin Clarke
A Reflection for the Third Monday of Advent.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
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 & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“[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 & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“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 & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
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.
Tributes to the dead are seen outside of Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, Nov. 1, 2020, as French bishops conduct a "penitential rite of reparation," following the Oct. 29 deadly attack at church. (CNS photo/Lionel Urman, Panoramic via Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Could French president Macron’s moves to counter the threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in the end “boomerang,” leading only to greater alienation of Muslim youth from French society?