Melissa Cedillo is NCR's Latino Catholics Project fellow. She is a recent graduate of Harvard Divinity School who studied religion, ethics, and politics through a public policy lens. She is passionate about bridging the gap between progressive politics and religion in America. She has a background in immigration advocacy, domestic violence policy and criminal justice work. She was born and raised in southern California, where she studied Theology at Loyola Marymount University. 

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Q & A with Sr. Margaret Castro, whose San Diego parish ministry saw both loss and growth during pandemic

Sr. Margaret Castro of the Sisters for Christian Community has ministered at St. Rita's in San Diego for 35 years. She was pleasantly surprised the parish saw an increase in English speakers who wanted to receive sacraments and strong Mass attendance this year, despite the pandemic.