Pope Francis: Córdoba was a kind of lockdown, self-isolating as so many of us have done lately, and it did me good.
The four churchwomen chose to stay and to suffer, as St. Romero had once said, “the same fate as the poor.”
Part of my project aims to show that Catholics responded heroically to H.I.V. and AIDS in the early days. What I didn’t realize in setting out to tell these stories was how raw that time remains for so many people, even decades later.