Birth and death bookend our temporal experience, but we are called to fill everything between them with love and mercy and decency, not cling to fantasies of a fraudulent eternity.
Sister Norma Pimentel has devoted years to protecting life at the border as migrant flows rise and fall. Growing anxiety over the lifting of Title 42 controls at the border has been a recent distraction from her ministry.
“She would be happy about having a ferry named after her,” said Robert Steed, a former Catholic Worker and editor of The Catholic Worker newspaper, adding, “maybe even more so than being canonized.”
A ruling against the DACA program could mean that after years of personal and civic struggle, Dreamers would once again face the possibility of deportation.
Subsistence farmers affected by drought will have to make it to the United States to feed their families and save their farms or cattle. Their departure leaves a gaping hole in families and the community.
On March 27, 40 men died in a fire in a migrant detention center in Ciudad Juárez. The appalling loss of life has many more authors than the people likely to be punished for it.
Report from Honduras: Protest over suspected murder stops traffic in femicide capital of Latin America
The protest was organized by women’s advocates and the family, friends and neighbors of Ana Lizeth Hernández, a 33-year-old woman who died of a gunshot wound to the head in her home on March 19.