Politics & Society
Zeke Miller - Associated Press, Aamer Madhani - Associated Press
Thomas Adamson, Associated Press, Jeffrey Schaeffer, Associated Press
Parents who send their kids across the border are not heroes or villains. They’re humans facing an impossible choice.
Many migrants and asylum seekers are parents doing their best to make difficult decisions, writes Joanna Williams, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative. That recognition should guide our border policies.
Covid-19 immunization campaigns must overcome enormous difficulties in reaching remote indigenous groups, isolated riverside communities and the villages of quilombola people, the descendants of African slaves.
“How much we will miss Prince Philip’s presence and character, so full of life and vigor,” said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster. “He has been an example of steadfast loyalty and duty cheerfully given. May he rest in peace.”
Climate change and environmental destruction are forcing millions from their homes, and Catholics have a responsibility to assist them, Pope Francis wrote.
Undocumented college students need financial aid now. They can’t wait for comprehensive immigration reform.
We cannot continue to punish the children of immigrants and create a caste of undereducated residents, write Mary Beth Yount and Michael M. Canaris. All college students should be eligible for federal loan and grant programs.
Americans with Irish ancestry have always balanced patriotism with an appreciation of their roots. And their identity should include solidarity with today’s immigrants.
Some things have changed on the southern border, but a lot of things remain the same, according to Catholic humanitarian groups on the ground.