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by Angel Valdez

The Son of God Was Homeless

Excerpted from Pope Francis’ talk at his meeting with homeless persons at St Patrick’s Parish in Washington, D.C. Saint Joseph had to face some difficult situations in his life. One of them was the time when Mary was about to give birth, to have Jesus. The Bible tells us that, “while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them ... continue reading

Waiting For the Magi To Bring Immigration Reform
                           By Angel Valdez

Migrant Abuse, Family Separation 
During Deportations

  (Washington, D.C., September 15, 2015 – Jesuit Conference) — As Pope Francis stated in his message for the 2014 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity.” A new study released today finds, however, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is not fulfilling its obligation to protect the civil and human rights of migrants apprehended, detained and deported back to Mexico. “Our Values on the Line: Migrant Abuse ... continue reading

by L. V.  Diaz

The Pope, the Cuban Embargo, and Inequality; A Personal Note

As I write this, I am still reeling from that part of Pope Francis’s speech to the Congress where he singled out Dorothy Day as one of four great Americans to be honored for their work and service. Dorothy Day was the inspiration for Mark and Louise Zwick starting Casa Juan Diego. For thirty-five years, following the philosophy and practice of Dorothy’s Catholic Worker Movement, Mark and Louise have quietly provided hospitality and hope to thousands of undocumented immigrants and their ... continue reading

Casa Juan Diego Needs a Car

Casa Juan Diego needs a car or mini van that will seat seven people, to assist in our Works of Mercy. If you have a car in good working order without too many miles on it that you would be able to donate, please call 713 869-7376. ... continue reading

Pope Francis Calls Dorothy Day a Great American In His Speech to Congress

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. 
Thursday, 24 September 2015 Mr. Vice-President,
 Mr. Speaker,
Honorable Members of Congress,
Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this great continent, from which we have all received so much and toward which we share a common responsibility. Each son or ... continue reading

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