J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 13, 2019
The racism that is now a part of public life must be named and opposed, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Tex., said in a new pastoral letter.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 09, 2019
Catholic organizers, labor leaders, theologians and activists will gather Oct. 11 to Oct. 13 in El Paso, Tex., for a national pilgrimage, teach-in and public action.
Worshippers attend a candlelight vigil on July 20 at St.Patrick's Cathedral in El Paso, Texas, following an immigration march and rally. (CNS photo/Jorge Salgado)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 26, 2019
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for each church for information leading to an arrest. Mr. Ceniceros said the diocese is offering an additional $5,000 for each church, adding that the same person or persons are believed to be responsible for all three incidents.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 20, 2019
The first Latino pope and Hispanic Heritage Month
Faith Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 20, 2019
Some Catholic schools are implementing dual-language programs, part of an effort to reflect the reality of life in the church in the United States.
Pro-life advocate Joe San Pietro participates in a 40 Days for Life vigil near the entrance to a Planned Parenthood center in Smithtown, N.Y., on March 26, 2019. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 28, 2019
A new survey finds that most U.S. Hispanics generally oppose abortion, writes J.D. Long-García, but the community’s complex, pro-family attitudes do not easily fit the two-party political structure.
Faith Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 22, 2019
Its multifaceted approach aims to welcome couples into the community, enrich their relationships and help them grow together in the faith.
Migrants rest near a Mexican immigration center where migrants set up camp in Matamoros, Mexico, on Aug. 1. Turning Mexican border cities into waiting rooms for asylum seekers may be the Trump administration’s most forceful response yet to a surge of migrants, many of them Central American families. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)
Politics & Society GoodNews
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 13, 2019
“Let me be clear: This is not a political statement,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “This is a statement of principle. This is about helping people who need our help right now.”
Friends, coworkers and family watch as U.S. immigration officials raid the Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 08, 2019
The near-term hardship “won’t hit for a week or two,” Bishop Kopacz said. But “as time goes on this month, there’s going to be some real crises.”
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 07, 2019
On Tuesday, Archbishop García-Siller tweeted that the president should “stop hate and racism, starting with yourself.” The tweet has since been deleted.