“About 40 percent of the people who come here speak English better than Spanish,” Father Murphy says. “They’re all Mexicans, but they got deported after being in the states 30, 40 years. Sometimes they’ll come up and ask, ‘Do you speak English?’”
Among both listeners and staff, one can find those who were born and raised in the United States or moved here at a young age and those who are new to the country; those who have papers and those who do not or whose parents do not.
“People who suffer from severe and persistent mental illnesses are among the most misunderstood, ignored and unjustly stigmatized members of our society,” the bishops write.
In California, Catholic opponents of the death penalty are trying to protect the largest population of inmates awaiting execution in the Western Hemisphere.
Now a cybersecurity consultant, Dr. Paul Twomey is alarmed by the disregard for ethics in Silicon Valley and calls for the church to advocate for core values.
The only part of the Katy Perry and the nuns story that is accurate is that Sister Holzman tragically passed away in a Los Angeles courtroom.