"These children and families have journeyed to our country, fleeing violence and destitution in Central America. ... They are exhausted, afraid and clinging to hope."
The debate of whether children who crossed the U.S. border alone pose a humanitarian crisis or an immigration challenge shapes the U.S. response.
“During the last two decades” the Catholic church has “been repeatedly sued because bishops and others in authority sent priests known to have molested children to new assignments where they molested other children. This is not such a case,” a federal judge wrote in the introduction to a June 12 ruling that the Diocese of Yakima, Wash., is not liable for the 1999 sexual abuse of a 17-year-old boy by a transitional deacon.
A priest in north central Mexico has been stripped of his position by the Vatican and faces criminal charges in connection with alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy.
The case marks the first time the Catholic Church in Mexico has turned a priest in to authorities.
The move follows instructions from Pope Francis for the Catholic Church to better protect children and take a hard line with priests accused of sexual offenses.
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle was in El Salvador recently: the focus of his trip was the increase in unaccompanied minors making the often dangerous journey from Central America and Mexico into the United States.
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I participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held April 12-13 at the University of Southern California. I was on a panel titled "Exercising Your Voice" with co-panelists Tom Hayden and Astra Taylor. Each of us has recent books or books about to be released. I spoke about my new book, The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America, published by the University of North Carolina Press.
Column: The event may have marked a turning point for the U.S. church, a return to a nonpartisanship combined with public advocacy.
"The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people."
If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times: It’s not nice to tow a sister’s truck while she’s delivering meals to the homeless. That story and others in the mainstream media caught our eye this week.