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Duterte’s war on drugs: Filipinos weigh in with mixed reviews

By Tyler Orsburn Filipino American History Month is October in the United States. Feelings between the Philippines and the United States have been good for a long time, although the U.S. military presence has been an ongoing source of tension … Continue reading

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Pop art pope wins graffiti game of peace

UPDATE: After being up less than half the day, the city’s waste collectors came to scrape everything off. Like two years ago, spray paint graffiti, trash and unsanitary mementos of a canine kind remain… VATICAN CITY — In a clandestine … Continue reading

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Poet and pope — or laureate and saint

So Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Some folks would have much preferred someone else had won. To others, it’s a welcome recognition of his lyric gifts. Nineteen years ago, Catholic New Service ran a guest … Continue reading

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I knew him when

It appears in high school yearbooks at some point — the grateful appreciation from a classmate who writes, “When you’re a (fill in the blank) I’ll be able to say ‘I knew him when…’” Now, I can say the same … Continue reading

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Processing images of poverty, crime and war

Editor’s Note: Judith Sudilovsky is participating in an Egan Fellowship awarded by Catholic Relief Services. By Judith Sudilovsky TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — I scroll down my Facebook feed trying to decompress after an intense first day in Honduras. Some of the … Continue reading

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Seeking migrant justice in Guatemala

Editor’s Note: Judith Sudilovsky is participating in an Egan Fellowship awarded by Catholic Relief Services. By Judith Sudilovsky GUATEMALA CITY — The plane landed at the Guatemalan Air Force airfield behind Guatemala City’s commercial airport and its weary-eyed passengers disembarked … Continue reading

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How you can help emergency response to Hurricane Matthew

With slow-moving Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the East Coast, aid organizations were responding to emergency needs from flooding, winds and landslides in Cuba and Haiti. Meteorologists said 24-30 inches of rain had fallen in some regions of Haiti, with devastating winds affecting … Continue reading

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