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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up bills he signed during a bill signing ceremony at the Coastal Community Church at Lighthouse Point on May 16, 2023, in Lighthouse Point, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
Ron DeSantis has signaled that he will make Florida’s restrictive immigration policies a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. He is ignoring the fact that our nation relies on immigrant labor.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The combination of religious faith and prophetic political action that marked César Chávez’s hunger strikes would become typical of many other moments in his long career as a labor organizer turned American icon.
Migrants wade across a river during as they trek across the Darien Gap from Colombia to Panama, in hopes of reaching the U.S., Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Pandemic-related U.S. asylum restrictions, known as Title 42, are to expire Thursday, May 11. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Sister Norma Pimentel has devoted years to protecting life at the border as migrant flows rise and fall. Growing anxiety over the lifting of Title 42 controls at the border has been a recent distraction from her ministry.
a priest stands in the shade of a tree with others around him praying together
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
In response to the crash in Brownsville, Bishop Flores said, “We must resist the corrosive tendency to devalue the lives of immigrants, the poor, and the vulnerable.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
To be Christian is to be open and welcoming to others, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Mass outside Hungary's Parliament building.
Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in November 2019. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
A ruling against the DACA program could mean that after years of personal and civic struggle, Dreamers would once again face the possibility of deportation.