News & Commentary

Beyond the border, reunification of Latin American families takes years

Aug 17, 2022 News & Commentary
Jorge Alvarenga’s voice seemed to crack just a little when the 31-year-old began remembering and talking about the last time he saw his mother in El Salvador. He was 14. She was in her 20s.

Pope warns Somalia at risk of famine, appeals for aid

Aug 16, 2022 News & Commentary
Pope Francis called on the international community to help the people of Somalia who are at risk of famine due to severe drought.

Bishop urges Congress to pass Afghan Adjustment Act ‘without delay’

Aug 15, 2022 News & Commentary
If passed, the bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives would provide newly arrived Afghans with an opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States, said the head of the U.S. bishops' migration committee.

Archbishop apologizes for harms caused by nuclear weapons

Aug 12, 2022 News & Commentary
A New Mexico archbishop whose archdiocese is home to two major federal nuclear weapons research facilities and an Air Force base apologized for the atomic bombings of Japan and to Indigenous New Mexicans, uranium miners and scientists suffering from ill health related to the nuclear weapons industry.

Berra, Hodges lead winners in balloting for Catholic baseball all-star team

Aug 11, 2022 News & Commentary
Yogi Berra, Gil Hodges, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Whitey Ford and Connie Mack were among the first-place winners Catholic voters chose in online balloting for an all-time Catholic baseball all-star team.

Asylum-seekers will be allowed in as DHS ends ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Aug 10, 2022 News & Commentary
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Aug. 8 that it was set to end, in "a quick, and orderly, manner," a Trump-era policy that keeps asylum-seekers out of the country while they wait for immigration courts to hear their cases.

Longtime peace educator Marie Dennis is Pax Christi USA’s Teacher of Peace

Aug 9, 2022 News & Commentary
For more than 50 years, Marie Dennis has been asking herself as a white middle-class woman who once worked for the U.S. Navy how she could respond as a Catholic to the cries for justice of people around the world.

24 members of Congress write Biden about Jesuit murders, Mexico violence

Aug 8, 2022 News & Commentary
U.S. members of Congress have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to "work closely with the Mexican government to sure there is full accountability for the murders" of two Jesuits in their parish and a tour guide they were protecting.

New Detroit auxiliary to refrain from public ministry as claim investigated

Aug 5, 2022 News & Commentary
Archbishop Paul F. Russell, Detroit's newest auxiliary bishop, will refrain from public ministry following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor dating to his time as a priest in the Archdiocese of Boston more than 30 years ago.