We are very pleased to feature Fr. Virgilio Elizondo on this week's podcast. A professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame who still does pastoral work in his home diocese of San Antonio, Fr. Elizondo has just published his selected spiritual writings with Orbis Books. On the podcast, he discusses the role Our Lady of Guadalupe can play in healing the rifts opened up by the immigration debate.
Also writing on the question of immigration is Peter Quinn in this archive article from 1995. "We need to remind ourselves that immigrants are not a single genus," writes Quinn, author of The Banished Children of Eve. "They come in all shapes and sizes. They have immense strengths and talents as well as liabilities. Their potential for enriching and enlivening the societies that receive them is every bit as real as the difficulties their presence can create."
Finally, on this week's video commentary, Kevin Clarke asks whether by commiting to greater fiscal austerity, world leaders are repeating the mistakes of the Great Depression.