Hypersonic weapons open way to new arms race, Catholic observers say

Catholic peace activists and policy experts have expressed apprehension that the United States has joined an accelerating rush to perfect new weapons.

Catholic Charities agencies rely on virtual outreach in Ida relief

With several Northeast states now joining major metropolitan regions in the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ida-related disaster areas, Catholic Charities agencies are using virtual deployment systems refined during the coronavirus pandemic to maximize their outreach to those in need.

Relief workers: Haiti earthquake complicated by economy, gangs, weather

Relief workers say recovery will be complicated in Haiti because the Aug. 14 quake came on the heels of July's presidential assassination, of an economic and ongoing political crisis, the coronavirus pandemic and an active storm season now underway.

Experts fear Cuba is preparing a harsh response to recent protests

U.S. theologians and human rights experts on Cuba worried that any repeat of the widespread protests in Cuba on July 11 may be met with a swift, violent set of state-sponsored reactions.