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Kevin Clarke is America's chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
Cardinal Bernard F. Law and Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, former apostolic nuncio to the United States, leave after Pope Francis' audience with members of the Roman Curia in Clementine Hall at the Vatican Dec. 22, 2014 (CNS photo/Paul Haring). 
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 19, 2017
As a younger man Law was hailed for his courageous positions on desegregation and civil rights, but his legacy is marred by the sexual abuse crisis.
Homeless people are seen in Washington June 22. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., chair of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee, released a statement Nov. 17 proclaiming that the House of Representatives "ignored impacts to the poor and families" in passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the previous day. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 15, 2017
The United States is thwarting the advancement of millions of its citizens, a UN rapporteur says.
Worshippers recite the Lord's Prayer during Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Mineola, N.Y., on Oct. 13. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)
Faith News
Kevin ClarkeDecember 15, 2017
Making ancient Scripture sensible in contemporary languages will always prove a hazard-heavy challenge.
A Rohingya woman holds her infant as she scuffles to receive relief aid Nov. 28 in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (CNS photo/Susana Vera, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 06, 2017
While diplomats and advocates weigh in on the crisis, Catholic Relief Services in Bangladesh, supporting the local Caritas office, is responding with humanitarian assistance, delivering food and critical survival supplies to thousands of Rohingya families.
A Rohingya woman holds her infant as she scuffles to receive relief aid Nov. 28 in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (CNS photo/Susana Vera, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 06, 2017
Migrants arrive at Zefyros beach near the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes, Greece, April 20, 2015. At least three people drowned the day after Pope Francis appealed for the international community to do more to prevent such migrant deaths. (CNS photo/Loukas Mastis, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 05, 2017
The United States has removed itself from another international dialogue aimed at tackling a complex international challenge—migration.
An Iraqi policeman stands guard as worshippers pray during Christmas Eve Mass in 2016 at al-Tahira al-Kubra church in Mosul. (CNS photo/Mohammed Badra, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 01, 2017
After surviving ISIS, Christian communities in Nineveh face a new threat as Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi government troops backed by Shiite militias square off across the province.
Demonstrators join a "protect net neutrality" rally in San Francisco in September 2017. Photo courtesy of wikicommons.
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeNovember 28, 2017
Bishop Coyne urged the retention of the current open internet policies in the wake of a FCC draft proposal that would repeal those protections.
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 22, 2017
The change was in “no way” a response to the C.C.H.D.’s persistent online critics, an archdiocesan official says.
Giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany in April 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 17, 2017
“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”