Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
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.
Palestinian refugee students stand outside a classroom in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 04, 2018
The United States is gutting the funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, creating an instant humanitarian crisis for a region already overloaded with them.
“Mother Mary” gazes serenely down on the traffic fuming and stalling around her in Ankawa, a suburb of Erbil. (Kevin Clarke)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 02, 2018
Christians in northern Iraq try to rebuild their lives after the defeat of ISIS, but the terror of being driven from their homes is not easily forgotten.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York uses a censer while celebrating a St. Patrick's Day Mass March 17, 2017 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith News
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 06, 2018
The subpoenas seek documents relating to sexual abuse allegations, financial payments to possible victims or the findings from internal church investigations, according to The Associated Press.
Melanie Cervantes via Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 31, 2018
Organizers report that inmates in at least 17 states planned to join the protest.
A retired bishop waits to hear confession at an unofficial Catholic church in Youtong village, Hebei Province, China. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 24, 2018
Several watchdog groups say that religious freedom around the world is taking a beating, and the Catholic pastoral group Aid to the Church in Need says the persecution of Christians is “today worse than at any time in history.”
Migrants rest at the port of Tarifa, southern Spain, on July 27 after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service. Authorities said 751 migrants were rescued from 52 dinghies trying to reach Spanish shores from northern Africa, this year's most popular route into Europe for human traffickers. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 08, 2018
Forty million worldwide are believed to be caught in a trap of forced labor, including many millions who work in manufacturing, assembly, agriculture and food services.
Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, and an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, is pictured in a 2010 photo in Geneva. (CNS photo/Salvatore Di Nolfi, EPA)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 03, 2018
“The huge thing,” she said, is the recognition by the church of “the inviolable dignity even of guilty people who have done terrible crimes.”