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Kevin Clarke is America’s chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
Yury Melkonyan, 64, sits in his house, damaged by shelling from Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Shosh village outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo)
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Kevin Clarke
Advocates warned that the Azerbaijani offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh could represent only the beginning of a renewed, genocidal aggression against the Armenian people.
Archbishop Bashar Warda speaks at the opening of a new recovery center originally built by L'Œuvre d’Orient, France, and prepared for Covid-19 patients by the Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil. (Photo by Stivan Shany, courtesy of the Archdiocese of Erbil)
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Kevin Clarke
Though the Christian communities around Erbil, like much of Iraq, were spared by the first wave of the pandemic, the numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths rose dramatically over the summer and appear now on the cusp of another significant acceleration.
FaithFeatures
Kevin Clarke
Mass attendance and Catholic affiliation have been eroding steadily since the 1970s for all income brackets, but the sharpest decline has been among the two bottom economic quartiles.
The Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., from June 2001: William Emmett LeCroy, 50, on Tuesday would be the sixth federal inmate executed by lethal injection here this year. (CNS photo/Andy Clark, Reuters)
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U.S. bishops call the application of capital punishment “completely unnecessary and unacceptable.”
People gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28, the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech and the March on Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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“I don’t think we can take our foot off the pedal. We are doing a credible job; we need to do more.”
Mariatu Sankoh joins a socially distanced Catholic Relief Services food distribution in Sierra Leone (photo: Ronnie Larry Tucker/Catholic Relief Services).
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Kevin Clarke
Women, children, elderly people, Indigenous populations and migrants will be among those suffering the most.
Women walk past destroyed cars at a neighborhood near the scene of Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Kevin Clarke
Many Beirut buildings simply crumbled; others are compromised beyond repair. Those that can be saved no longer have windows or doors, residents continue to occupy them to protect what possessions they have left.
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George M. Anderson, S.J., who died on Aug. 4 at age 86, was for many years the conscience of America magazine, especially in his focus on and commitment to the poor.
St. Michael Cathedral Basilica in downtown Toronto (iStock)
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Kevin Clarke
Church officials had been in regular conversation with Toronto and Ontario officials and received enthusiastic approval of the plan the diocese put in motion to reopen churches and restore Communion at Mass.
In this 2017 file photo, a statue of Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Kino stands in Kino Park in Nogales, Ariz. On July 13, 2020, Pope Francis recognized Father Kino's heroic virtues, giving him the title "venerable" and advancing his sainthood cause. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
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Kino was ”a classic example of the 17th-century philosopher-scientist, where faith meets science,” remembered as a defender of the Indigenous people of what would become the United States of America and Mexico.