Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Sister Nu Tawng describes a nation living in fear of its own government, where arrest may come at any time or for any reason.
A man from Brazil holds his 9-month-old daughter in Andrade, Calif., April 19, 2021, as they wait to be transported by Border Patrol after crossing into the United States from Mexico. (CNS photo/Jim Urquhart, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Luma Simms
The right to emigrate is central to of Catholic social teaching, but we often neglect the right to live safely in one’s own land. We must help people to stay and build better countries for themselves.
A Customs and Border Protection agent monitors detainees at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, on July 12, 2019. (CNS photo/Veronica G. Cardenas, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
If “canceling” is a means of banishing to the shadows something that causes discomfort that is precisely what we are doing to migrants at our border.
Anderson, a 6-year-old unaccompanied minor from El Salvador, stands in line with other asylum-seeking children in La Joya, Texas, on May 14, as they identify themselves to a Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
Mario E. Dorsonville
Refugees are often seen through a political lens, writes Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, but the crisis at the Mexico border should remind us of the church’s essential ministry to those fleeing violence and poverty.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Though an about-face by the Biden administration brought welcome news to advocates for refugee resettlement, the process raised concerns about the political calculus at work.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“The 1950s were a time of recovery, the beginning of prosperity in the West,” Cardinal Czerny told the congregation, among whom were Hungarian clergy and laity, and diplomats from other countries. “There was even hope of new freedom in the Communist world