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Recent articles by Kevin:

Are Nigeria’s Christians the target of a genocide?

Increasingly brutal attacks on Christian villages have been explained as the result of conflict over diminishing resources. → Read More

Covid-19 is still a public health disaster; experts urge patience and caution.

Dr. Shacham has a simple message for people eager to return to church as other social interactions appear to be restored. Do not be confused. The safest course of action, Dr. Shacham emphasized, continues to be to stay at home unless you have to venture out. → Read More

What does Trump’s reversal of transgender health care policy mean for Catholic providers?

The administration's final rule for section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act was deplored by advocates for L.G.B.T. rights, but welcomed by the U.S. bishops to “restore the rights of health care providers.” → Read More

After weeks of protest and calls to defund the police, where do we go from here?

“The blueprint for transformation and liberation is already available,” she said. “The question that remains is: Will those in power use it?” → Read More

Fatal bias in Minneapolis?

Minneapolis police have used force against African-American residents seven times more often than against white residents over the past five years, reports Kevin Clarke. → Read More

There are no ‘throwaway lives’: Catholic leaders respond to Covid-19 behind bars

Another near-invisible community similarly faces a serious and disproportionate threat from Covid-19; the people who live and work behind bars in the United States. → Read More

How India’s lockdown and poor public health system complicate Catholic hospitals’ struggle against Covid-19

On March 25, hoping to suppress the spread of the coronavirus, India began the world’s largest lockdown, affecting 1.3 billion people. But the sudden move to close down all but essential services threw millions out of work and began a desperate exodus of migrant and day laborers out of the big cities. → Read More

Lebanon’s economy was already reeling. Coronavirus may push it into collapse.

As much as 75 percent of Lebanon’s population is in need of emergency assistance. → Read More

How Catholic aid agencies are preparing for the pandemic in the developing world

Health work during a pandemic can be dangerous and the thought of falling ill themselves cannot be too far from the minds of medical and sanitation teams. But thousands of other relief and development staff and volunteers will face many of the same risks and fears. → Read More

Who counts? The 2020 census faces a tough recovery from Covid-19.

The U.S. census has long had trouble counting groups like young children, reports Kevin Clarke, and the coronavirus is likely to throw the accuracy of the data into deeper doubt. → Read More

Catholic leaders to Trump: Coronavirus pandemic not an excuse to crack down on immigration

“We cannot let this moment of pandemic, which calls us all to unity as God’s children, become the occasion for further prejudice, exclusion and injustice.” → Read More

In Easter message, Pope Francis proposes ‘universal basic wage’

Pope Francis said in an Easter Sunday message that the coronavirus epidemic could also be an opportunity for affluent societies to re-evaluate patterns of consumption and exploitation. → Read More

C.R.S. gears up for global response to coronavirus pandemic

While the Covid-19 pandemic provokes a series of unprecedented measures, other ongoing challenges to human life and dignity—drought, famine, armed conflict and poverty among them—are not offering a time-out from the suffering they inflict. → Read More

Covid-19 and a drought force a Jesuit school in Micronesia to end school year early

Father Baker, president of Xavier High School in Micronesia, knew how strongly the school featured in the lives of his students, but he was not prepared for the reaction after he called students together and shared the bad news that the school was ending early. → Read More

With all eyes on Covid-19, refugee suffering continues in Greece, Turkey and Syria

Conditions at overcrowded refugee camps in Greece have become desperate, and Turkey has revived threats to renege on an agreement with the European community and to open its border allowing refugees through to Europe. → Read More

Catholic leaders urge Congress to act on escalating coronavirus crisis

Archbishop Coakley asked legislators that special consideration be offered “those most vulnerable: the poor, the elderly, the homeless, those in prison or detention facilities, immigrants and refugees, and those with severe underlying health conditions.” → Read More

State Department sanctions 13 suspected in 1989 slaying of Jesuits in El Salvador. Why now?

The United States designates senior military officers as being directly responsible for the murders of six Jesuits and two others on the grounds of the University of Central America in 1989, a historic moment for justice in El Salvador. → Read More

As tensions rise with Iran, Afghanistan becomes the longest war in U.S. history

If there is a lasting lesson to emerge from the experience of the United States in Afghanistan, it could be one shared by Ms. Cusimano Love: “It’s much easier to start a war than it is to finish it,” she said. “It’s much easier to get in than it is to achieve objectives by force.” → Read More

Will pro-life democratic voters be courted in the 2020 primary? So far, it’s not likely.

Pro-life Democrats “probably” support “90 percent of the policies that our party stands for, but we can’t continue to support a party that gets more and more extreme on abortion and ignores human rights in the womb.” → Read More

T.P.S. was meant to protect immigrants from global danger zones. Now thousands may face deportation

The Department of Homeland Security chose not to redesignate Somalia as a T.P.S.-eligible state, a move sought by advocates. Jill Marie Bussey, advocacy director for Clinic, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, called that decision “senseless and cruel.” → Read More