• What are the new border policies?

    Washington D.C., Jun 18, 2018 / 03:57 pm (CNA).- In recent weeks, changes to the U.S. enforcement of immigration policy have made headlines, as an effort to pursue criminal prosecution has led to family separations. What exactly are the new policies? How did the changes come about? And how... Read more
  • Georgetown panel explores healing a polarized America

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the very grounds where Jesuits once helped fuel one of the most divisive issues in American history, slavery, by selling off human beings to pay down the university’s debts, more than 200 individuals gathered on Monday to discuss ways in which a divided country might... Read more
  • With God and Richard Pipes

    The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20thcentury communism, and the Cold War has died. He was Richard Pipes, longtime professor of Russian history at Harvard, and a remarkable man. Where to start with an adequate tribute to Professor Pipes? I’ll start with some... Read more
  • China may lift its two-child policy – here’s what that could mean

    Amid reports that China may be considering putting an end to its two-child policy, experts are questioning the extent of a possible law change, and the effects it would have. According to Bloomberg, the Chinese government had commissioned research on the childbirth restrictions in the... Read more
  • Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM - As the new U.S. embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem May 14, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers. International media reported that in Gaza, at least 52 people were killed, including five under the age of 18, and some 2,000 were injured. The... Read more
  • Prelude to a ‘Miracle’: Korean Peace

    “Miracle” was the word used by Korean policy makers and bishops alike to describe the April 27 peace summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un, which yielded a joint commitment to end the 65-year conflict on the peninsula and remove nuclear... Read more
  • In Syria, everyone fights their own war

    The latest chapter has only recently started. The Russian military and Syria State TV said two Israeli war planes carried out strikes on a Syrian airbase at the end of last week, a few hours after reports of a chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held enclave in eastern Ghouta, near the... Read more
  • Barbara’s 1990 Wellesley Address Is A Lesson In The Lost American Art Of Conversation

    In 1990, First Lady Barbara Bush was invited to Wellesley College to give the commencement address. She was not the student body’s first choice. That honor had gone to Alice Walker, the author of “The Color Purple.” Walker declined the invitation, but Bush was the runner-up on a... Read more
  • Paul Ryan announces retirement from Congress

    Washington D.C., Apr 11, 2018 / 09:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for reelection this November, he announced on Wednesday. Ryan’s departure confirms rumors that began swirling in mid-December 2017. He will retire in January, at the conclusion of his... Read more
  • Africans stand for life in UN battles over reproductive health

    Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2018 / 04:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- African Catholics remained concerned about a push from Western leaders to promote abortion and contraception in Africa in the name of economic development, especially as the United Nations Commission on Population and Development began... Read more