There are two sides to hospitality. The one we are most familiar with is our call to open wide our arms and doors to others, to welcome both friends and strangers. The other side is to freely receive hospitality, to allow ourselves to be welcomed by another. Sometimes, this latter form of hospitality is the more difficult.
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The Supreme Court will not consider a case involving the harboring provision in Alabama's immigration law.
In 2011, Alabama passed an immigration enforcement law that, among other things, made it illegal to harbor people not authorized to live in the United States. The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld injunctions against the provision in August 2012, saying it infringed on federal law, according to Reuters.
On Thursday, I had the honor to speak at the funeral Mass of Sal Castro. Castro, as I wrote in my last blog, was a major historical figure who inspired his Chicano students in the East Los Angeles public schools to stage a massive student strike for one week in March 1968. This strike came to be known as the "blowouts," or walkouts, and were a seminal moment in the history of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican Americans in U.S.
The latest response to the problems caused by budget cuts because of sequestration is very interesting. I don't often agree with Sen. John McCain of Arizona, but I believe he is correct in saying we have our priorities wrong in the latest sequester debate.
NCR Today: Catholics and the Philippines elections; newspaper calls out Newark's Bishop Myers; parliamentary inquiry in Victoria, Australia.
Is LCWR properly described simply as a “leftist group of US nuns”? Is this the impression we are to be left with after decades of its work? Is this what LCWR means to the church and wider US society?
What has caused this simplistic impression?
NCR Today: "It is beyond infuriating," the editorial states. "... He should resign immediately and apologize to the families whose children he left exposed."
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Pope Francis, in a homily today, once again called upon Catholics to go out and spread the Word of God. He encouraged believers to have a confidence that comes from trusting in the Holy Spirit.