Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
Cardinal DanielDiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, listens to a question on Nov. 12 during the fall general assembly of the USCCB in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 30, 2018
Presuming the bad press in Texas will continue, can Cardinal DiNardo continue to credibly lead the U.S. bishops as the conference seeks a way out of the abuse crisis?
A landmarked PepsiCola sign stands in Long Island City near the site for a proposed Amazon headquarters in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The sign previously was part of a former bottling plant nearby. City and state officials promised at least $2.8 billion in tax credits and grants to lure Amazon to Queens, where it would occupy a new campus built around a formerly industrial boat basin. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 23, 2018
The impending arrival of e-retail behemoth Amazon on East River shores has one L.I.C. resident yearning for real community and contemplating the next New York City ZIP code he will inhabit.
U.N. peacekeepers on a joint patrol with members of the reconstituted Central African Armed Forces in Bangassou, Central African Republic, in August. (UN Photo/Herve Serefio)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 17, 2018
More than 40 people were massacred on Nov. 15 during a guerrilla attack on the Cathedral of Alindao and an adjoining compound.
Arts & Culture Books
Kevin ClarkeNovember 16, 2018
Bob Woodward offers a grim portrait of a presidential administration that seems increasingly unhinged.
Victor-Luke Odhiambo, S.J.
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeNovember 15, 2018
The Eastern Africa Province of the Jesuits confirmed the death of Victor-Luke Odhiambo, S.J., “with deep sadness and shock” in an announcement published on its Facebook account.
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 12, 2018
“This hypothesis—that the reality of personal sexual misconduct by bishops...was a factor which inclined some bishops not to vigorously pursue allegations of abuse among their clergy—I believe that this is a valid hypothesis.”
Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States struggle at a border checkpoint on Oct. 19 in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. (CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 29, 2018
“As Catholic agencies assisting poor and vulnerable migrants in the United States and around the world, we are deeply saddened by the violence, injustice, and deteriorating economic conditions forcing many people to flee their homes in Central America.”
Signs of normal live are slowly returning to the ruins of Mosul. (Kevin Clarke)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 09, 2018
Sunni Muslims who have returned to the gray dusty ruin of West Mosul, Iraq, to start over, but most Christians are convinced that is impossible to ever return to live here.
A Yazidi family in a temporary shelter in Iraq. (Kevin Clarke)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 05, 2018
Few Yazidi families have been able to escape from temporary shelters in Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan. Their home villages have not been swept for mines and booby traps left behind when ISIS was dislodged.
Students attend a new kindergarten in Qaraqosh, Iraq. (Kevin Clarke)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 04, 2018
Qaraqosh’s wary residents who fled ISIS have returned to a city in near ruin, but there are signs of renewed life, including a kindergarten sponsored by the Jesuit Refugee Service.