Politics & Society

How the influence of religion and a desire for retaliation have made the U.S. penal system exceptional in all the worst ways
Betsy ShirleyJuly 17, 2020

What comes after the era of the parochial school?

February 06, 2019
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“Counting the undocumented in the census and then denying them and the states in which they reside their rightful representation in Congress is counter to the Constitution and a grave injustice,” the statement said.
Demonstrators in San Diego rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on June 18. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)
The Supreme Court has given a reprieve to DACA recipients worried about deportation. But J.D. Long-García reports that they will not rest until they secure a pathway to citizenship.
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 22, 2020
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan leads a July 11, 2020, prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City during which he blessed the cremated remains of 250 Mexicans who had died from COVID-19. The majority of the deceased had been employed as front-line workers in the New York area. The Mexican consulate in New York helped plan the liturgy and arranged for the ashes to be transported by plane to Mexico following the service. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
In a moving ceremony at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan blessed the cremated remains of Mexican nationals who had worked in city hospitals at the height of the pandemic and subsequently died from the virus before they were flown back to Mexico for burial.
Congress must stop passing the buck to the courts and do the work of passing a just immigration law.
The EditorsJune 18, 2020