Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said that a planned increase in federal immigration raids is "yet another depressing sign of the failed state of American immigration policy."
Amelia McGowan sees "a tremendous victory" in the April 19 death of a Mississippi bill that would have required local law enforcement officers to detain anyone in the country illegally.
Catholic parishes in the most immigrant-rich part of California are heeding Pope Francis' call to treat migrants with "charity and cooperation."
Making a Difference: Standing on Mexican soil, Pope Francis boldly spoke out on behalf of thousands of migrants who trek long dangerous distances hoping to obtain asylum in the U.S.
NCR Today: When asked aboard the papal plane about Donald Trump, Pope Francis was addressing the hypocrisy of so-called Christians who do not act like Christians.
NCR Today: It all burst into the open on the papal plane carrying Pope Francis from Mexico back to Rome, building bridges versus building walls.
NCR Today: It's official: The pope has entered the foray of election-year politics in America.
On Feb. 16 many people from the original 100-Mile pilgrimage reunited to walk three miles carrying the same message as they crossed the bridge connecting El Paso, Texas, to Ciudad Juárez.
Making a Difference: With so many countless fellow human beings suffering, Jesus' own suffering continues on to this very day -- in them and with them.
I grew up, like most Catholics, thinking that Lent was a gloomy season when we stopped singing "Alleluia!" and eating candy because we had to be sorry for our sins for 40 days. The only good part about Lent was that I just might get to go to the parish fish fry on Friday evening and run around with my grade school buddies.
Sadly, I'm not sure that my understanding of Lent matured much more than that until recent years.