From New York City to the U.S.-Mexico border, thousands of pro-immigrant demonstrators in hundreds of cities gathered July 12 to protest Trump administration's immigration policies.
Pimentel told the annual assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests on June 25 stories about the people she and the other sisters serve at Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in the Diocese of Brownsville.
GSR Today - Amid a stalemate in the civil war, many South Sudanese "want to be hopeful, but underlying issues are not being addressed," says Sr. Joan Mumaw. "They are afraid to put too much stock on current leaders."
I recently did a two-week rotation at the San Diego Rapid Response Network shelter, working with refugees and migrants. There, I found Catholic social teaching embedded in my experiences.
A new book published by CARA looks at the experiences of women religious who come to the United States to work. The book included results from a survey of nearly 1,000 immigrant sisters.
Sr. Bertha Lopez was buying 55-pound sacks of rice, when the cashier asked: "Where do they want the rice? For Guatemala or for whom?"
When Catholic Charities asked the Felician congregation if it would be possible to use their convent to house asylum-seekers, the sisters and a small army of volunteers worked tirelessly to feed, clothe and shelter 50 weary guests.
GSR Today - Last summer, at a meeting of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, I met a number of Vietnamese sisters who were part of a 1975 migration from Vietnam. My curiosity was piqued as I learned that each found her way to the Kentucky Dominicans and later as a group to the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
Visiting three small communities with 30 to 40 families in each group, we heard from the people how they had been displaced and were currently under threat of yet another displacement. All were poor working families paying rent but facing the possibility of losing their modest shelters: although one community had land gifted by its owner, they had no documents to prove that gift.
We hear so much about the caravans coming from Honduras that I wanted to see what would make people flee from their country. The control of the land and rivers by the wealthy and their corporate interests has created an environment of social instability and forced the expulsion of the people.
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