Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
Migrants from Central America seeking asylum in the United States cross the Rio Grande near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 11. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 20, 2019
The U.S.C.C.B. and Jesuit leaders have renewed their criticism of the Trump administration's treatment of migrants.
 Dancers perform before Pope Francis leads a vigil with young people at the Soamandrakizay diocesan field in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sept. 7, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 11, 2019
The ecological restoration work here is locked in a race against deforestation as hard-pressed Malagasy turn to the forests to make charcoal, build homes or clear the forest for subsistence food production.
People wait in Marsh Harbour Port to be evacuated to Nassau, in Abaco, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The evacuation is slow and there is frustration for some who said they had nowhere to go after the Hurricane Dorian splintered whole neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 06, 2019
“Infrastructure has been severely damaged, as have institutions and businesses,” Archbishop Pinder said. Though the official death count was 30 on Sept. 6, “we are assured the death toll is bound to increase.”
Layla Taalo, far right, with her daughter and niece. All were captives of ISIS. Photo by Kevin Clarke.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 19, 2019
“There is no hope, no future here.”
Police officers escort people from Christmas Hill Park following a deadly shooting during the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in Gilroy, Calif., on Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJuly 29, 2019
The irony of finding himself at a mass shooting event on his home soil after his military career had ended is not lost on Father Hendrickson. “I left the service in 2012, and I thought I was done with that kind of stuff; I thought that was the end of that.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 25, 2019
“The emphasis of the activists on the ground,” Rolando López said, “is that the governor resigning is not the last step. This really is about a more general critique of the economy of Puerto Rico.”
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJuly 25, 2019
After a nearly two-decade lapse in federal executions, the move, according to a Department of Justice statement to the press, brings “justice to victims of the most horrific crimes.”
People wait to apply for asylum in the United States along the border on July 16 in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJuly 16, 2019
“It is contrary to American and Christian values to attempt to prevent people from migrating here when they are fleeing to save their lives and to find safety for their families,” Cardinal DiNardo said.
The badge of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in Santa Ana, Calif., in May 2017. (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJuly 12, 2019
The raids target individuals whose immigration cases were fast-tracked by judges in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and other major U.S. cities with significant immigrant populations.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs into law a bill to ban abortion in nearly all cases at the state Capitol in Montgomery on May 15. (CNS photo/Office of the Governor State of Alabama handout via Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 28, 2019
Almost a dozen states have made significant changes to abortion law this year in anticipation of a possible overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.