J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Diego. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 25, 2020
Today’s court decision removes any judicial check on the Trump administration’s efforts to fast-track the deportations of asylum seekers who cannot show strong evidence of persecution in their home countries.
Faith Short Take
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 23, 2020
This year, pitchers will not hit—not in the American League nor in the National League. Experts speculate this will lead to a permanent change in baseball.
Faith Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 12, 2020
New ministries are trying to help Latino L.G.B.T. Catholics and their families understand each other by working at the intersection of faith, culture and sexuality, reports J.D. Long-García. The first step is talking openly and honestly.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 11, 2020
It is not uncommon to see a Tesla or a Lexus among the cars in line for food donations at parishes in the diocese.
The numbers show that Catholic print publications are still an effective means of communication. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
Faith Short Take
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 20, 2020
The trend toward digital content is inevitable, writes J.D. Long-García, but the church must take advantage of the deeper engagement that is unique to print publications.
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Faith GoodNews
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 11, 2020
Helping parishes learn how to livestream. Writing letters. Youth ministry has changed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Francisco Ramírez delivers grocery donations in a neighborhood with a large immigrant population in the Bronx, New York, on April 18. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 05, 2020
Nearly 20 million immigrants work in health care, farm work and other jobs that are critical to the nation, writes J.D. Long-García, but many are shut out of assistance programs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 29, 2020
Catherine is a model of contemplation in action, no doubt. But for many, the biography of her life has overshadowed her writings.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaApril 20, 2020
Classroom closures have meant that many parents are struggling to balance their own work with their new role as teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Parents are overwhelmed.
People wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center on March 17 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 31, 2020
Ms. Aguila and her husband are undocumented immigrants, but their children are U.S. citizens. If the children catch the coronavirus, she said, they will have health care. But as far as her husband and herself, Ms. Aguila said their only plan is just to not get sick.