Any exit from Afghanistan was bound to be fraught. That does not reduce our responsibility to assess the Biden administration’s missteps.
Forgiveness and healing can begin only after the most difficult part is addressed: confronting the past, speaking the truth, revealing the worst.
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.
What if we followed the example of the bishops of Germany, Australia, Ireland and elsewhere and called for a regional gathering of Catholics—from all corners of the local church—to discuss the flaws and future of evangelization?
Joe Biden has signed eight executive orders related to immigration in his first two weeks in office. These measures are important first steps, but immigration reform must move beyond executive orders.