J.D. Long-García is a senior editor at America.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 12, 2019
On Nov. 12, the U.S. bishops elected Archbishop Gomez to be the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the first ballot.
A podium is seen in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 2, 2019, prior to the start of a DACA demonstration. On Nov. 12, the court will hear arguments in a challenge to the Trump administration's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The case will affect the lives of more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. as minors without documentation. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 11, 2019
“Our nation made a promise to these ‘Dreamers,’” Archbishop Gomez wrote. “We have a moral obligation. It is time for the president and Congress to honor that promise and live up to this obligation.”
Politics & Society Faith
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 04, 2019
“They died on their way to this country and made that journey from life into death,” Ms. Marquez said. “In the end, we will find them there with our God."
Delegates celebrate the Sept. 23, 2018, closing session of the Fifth National Encuentro, or V Encuentro, in Grapevine, Texas. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 31, 2019
Surveys show a long-term decline in U.S. Latinos identifying as Catholic, reports J.D. Long-García. The church is identifying ways to keep second- and third-generation immigrants in the pews.
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.