“All people who come here injured or hurt do not leave here until they’re completely recovered. They have to leave here as persons who are free and with dignity,” says Rev. Pedro Pantoja, a 72-year-old Jesuit priest who founded Casa del Migrante shelter in Saltillo, Mexico. More
The Virgin Mary has been a companion throughout important events in Mexico’s national history, says Monsignor Jorge Antonio Palencia. “Our Lady has accompanied the nation across the foundation, through the independence movement, then through the revolution movement.” More
“The question for our government” says Lenni Benson, executive director and founder of the nonprofit Safe Passage Project, “will be, even if they have deportation orders, is it ethical and legal to remove a child to a country of origin if we aren’t assured that child will be safe upon return?” More
Finding out for the families of the missing what happened to border crossers who disappeared is “the sacred baseline” for her work, says anthropologist Robin Reineke, cofounder of the Missing Migrant Project at the Colibri Center for Human Rights in Tucson, Arizona. “Care of the dead is such a key part of the Catholic faith.” More
As thousands of unaccompanied migrant children cross the US-Mexico border, Americans are being challenged by how to respond. “This is what our Catholic faith calls us to do,” says John Andrews of the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino County. But in Murrieta, California, Andrea Rockwood has a different perspective: “We need to fix our system before we can even help anybody. We can’t even help our own.” More
We have a story today about a born-again preacher in Juarez, Mexico who takes care of the poorest of the poor - unwanted, drug-addicted, mentally ill street people with no place to live.
We have a story today about other people wrestling with the notion of brotherly dwelling. They're Americans and Mexicans whose community is about to be bisected by the fence the government is building along the Rio Grande.