Pope Francis gave his Urbi et Orbi address on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Among the key issues he addressed are the increasing violence faced by people all over the world, especially in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, as well as the struggles of the our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters. Pope Francis said, “The … More Pope Francis’ Easter Message
This article originally appeared in the Washington Post at http://wpo.st/IliK1. A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a growing debate over whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys. Jack H. Weil, a longtime … More Can a 3-Year Old Represent Herself in Immigration Court? This Judge Thinks So.
As a collaboration between the different members of the Franciscan Family, Franciscan Common Ground has gathered the support of many religious communities and key partner organizations. The Provincial Ministers of the seven OFM Provinces of the United States of America have recently issued a letter of endorsement for this important and timely conference. The letter reads, … More U.S. Franciscans Endorse Franciscan Common Ground
On the evening of Thursday, March 3, several friars, including George Camacho, OFM, Ramon Razon, OFM, Julian Jagudilla, OFM, Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM, and myself, organized a “Walk for Peace and Justice” in New York City. During this meditative, silent walk, we prayed for immigrants’ rights and an end to racism. Carrying signs that read, “Christians … More Reflection: Walk for Peace and Justice in New York City