Groups such as the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd argue that if there's a time to help those seeking shelter, it's now.
Until the canonization of St. Romero in 2018, there were no official Salvadoran saints, though many Salvadorans throughout the decades, since the 1980 killing of St. Romero, prayed for his intercession and long considered him a holy person.
St. Romero continues to this day to influence members of the U.S. church -- from the laity to U.S. bishops -- seeking to model his example of carrying out the church's defense of the vulnerable and protection of the human rights of the poor.
People in El Salvador are remembering the martyrdom of Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande on his 43rd anniversary and on his expected beatification.
Though 52% of Catholic voters cast ballots for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the majority of Latino Catholics overwhelmingly voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
A report released Feb. 28, says that from 2010 until 2018, a total of 2.6 million Mexican nationals "left the U.S. undocumented population" and 45% of those "left voluntarily."
He said he was grateful the government welcomed priests and women religious from abroad to the country. For some communities, it's the only way to keep the church alive in Cuba.
Cardinal Dolan said he'd met Diaz-Canel twice before and the last time was in 2018, the year he took over the helm as head of Cuba from Raúl Castro.
In his pastoral visit to Cuba, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York stresses the unifying link that the Eucharist provides to Catholics everywhere.