Kevin Clarke is America's chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
DACA supporters demonstrate near the White House in Washington on Sept. 5. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 08, 2017
Jesuit and other Catholic academic leaders are ready to protect the Dreamers in their communities from deportation forces.
 (CNS photos: Bob Roller, Joshua Roberts, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 07, 2017
Mr. Bannon said he believes the Catholic Church has been “terrible” to Mr. Trump on the issue of immigration.
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 07, 2017
Remembering the church’s call to solidarity, a C.R.S. official asks only that as Americans reach out to assist their fellow citizens they continue to remember “our brothers and sisters around the world who are also in need.”
People march outside the White House Aug. 15 at a rally calling on President Donald Trump to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters) 
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Kevin ClarkeSeptember 05, 2017
Reacting to the move to end DACA, the bishops said, “Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country.”
Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes in Port Arthur, Texas, on Aug. 31. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Kevin ClarkeAugust 31, 2017
“I cannot compare it to anything,” Donna Markham, O.P., president of Catholic Charities USA, says of the storm. “The expanse of it…it is bigger than Katrina. The loss of life has not been as great as Katrina, but the damage is just monumental.”
Workers at an embroidery factory (iStock/andresr)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kevin ClarkeAugust 23, 2017
Worker productivity has been going up, but wages are not keeping up.
President Donald Trump, flanked by Sen. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Aug. 2, 2017, during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Kevin ClarkeAugust 02, 2017
“It’s all part of their nativist agenda,” Kevin Appleby said. “The pattern is clear: Deport Latinos, ban Muslims and now this bill would prevent Asians and Africans from entering the country.”
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters ahead of a health care vote on July 27 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate rejected legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, with McCain casting a decisive "no." (CNS photo/Aaron P. Bernstein, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 28, 2017
“We are relieved and delighted that the Affordable Care Act remains intact,” Sister Carol Keehan said. “We think that this is really an important moment now to hear the people on both sides of the aisle that have said we need to come together and work on making this better.”
Catholic Relief Services delivers seed and farming tools in Central African Republic in 2014. Photo: Kevin Clarke.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 26, 2017
The impact of the Trump foreign aid reductions, if enacted, “would be swift, devastating, and felt for years to come, imperiling millions of lives and the course of global development, stability, and partnership.”
Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City on July 11 a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" in Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 13, 2017
Many have simply walked from the city to the desert camps, a distance of 20 to 30 kilometers, says Mr. El-Mahdi. Now they confront hunger, thirst and the desert’s unforgiving sun. “The summer heat is brutal.”