How can theology speak to the immigration debate?
On this week's podcast, hosts Kerry Weber and Tim Reidy tackle immigration, speaking to Cecilia González-Andrieu—a professor of theology at Loyola Marymount University in California—about both her personal experience as a Cuban refugee and her theological expertise on the subject. Zac Davis joined to offer his perspective.
"We want to pick and choose [who our neighbor will be].... We really keep ourselves from feeling the pain of the rest of the world," González-Andrieu remarked. "That's part of why we spend so much time in our screens, watching tv and distracting ourselves, rather than being in touch with what the world is feeling."
"As Catholics we're a universal church—we have to be aware of the suffering that is all around us and take that into consideration.... We need to realistically think about how...we can work together to make this planet better for all of us...instead of the insane competitions we are involved in that always lead to war and greed."
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