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.
There is a growing conflict at the U.S.-Mexico border between enforcing the law and helping illegal immigrants in need. Despite walls and patrols, undocumented immigrants continue to pour into the U.S., sometimes under life-threatening conditions. Should churches help the needy, even if they're here illegally?