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J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
Meanwhile, Sister Carol Keehan, who led the Catholic Health Association for 14 years, called Becerra “a leader whose character is rooted in his Catholic upbringing and values.”
FaithDispatches
J.D. Long-García
Catholic school enrollment dropped by 111,000 last year. But at St. Joseph, a small Catholic school in Anderson, S.C., the student body has nearly doubled.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
Immigration advocates, including four bishops, sent a letter to President Biden on Jan. 28, urging his administration to restore asylum, offer protection over deterrence at the border and overhaul the current immigration policy.
FaithDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“There’s more to being pro-life than abortion and assisted suicide,” said organizer Kathleen Domingo. “We want to keep our families safe. We didn’t think it was worth the risk. Life is precious.”
Young women put to work at a Fe y Alegria program in Soyapango, El Salvador. The training program is one of about 20 across Central America that partner with YouthBuild, a program of Catholic Relief Services that trains young people in various work skills so they can avoid emigrating. (CNS photo/Oscar Leiva, Silverlight for Catholic Relief Services)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
The Biden administration has vowed to invest $4 billion in Central America to address factors that drive immigration to the United States—economic insecurity, violence, environmental crises and government corruption.
FaithDispatches
J.D. Long-García
During the nine days before Christmas, friends and family gather for the re-enactment, with two children dressing up to play the roles of Mary and Joseph.
FaithDispatches
J.D. Long-García
Celebrations for Our Lady of Guadalupe will look different this year.
FaithAdvent Reflections
J.D. Long-García
A Reflection for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
FaithFaith in Focus
J.D. Long-García
Many Latino people of various cultures who call this country home have embraced Thanksgiving—each culture adding its own spice, of course.
FaithFaith in Focus
J.D. Long-García
As a layperson, and as a father, I cannot continue to make myself dependent on ordained men. Not for this.