5 Myths About Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

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by Rhonda Miska, Guest Contributor to Catholic Majority   The Central American children coming to the southern border of the United States have created a stir in the media. Much of what is said about these children and their experiences is oversimplified, misleading, or patently false. During my time as a legal assistant at Americans for Immigrant Justice – an organization which has provided pro bono legal representation to thousands of immigrants since its founding in 1996 – I have heard Continue reading 5 Myths About Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

Christmas Away From Family

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My family lives in St. Louis and I live in Arizona. Working as a Music Director, I never get a chance to go home for the actual day of Christmas, and so I spend Christmas away from family. Usually I take a trip during January, but by then the Christmas spirit has dissipated, and I can’t help but feel that I’m interrupting their January lives instead bringing my missing puzzle piece home so that we can look like the complete Continue reading Christmas Away From Family

Freedom Revisited: Patriotism and Universality

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As Catholic Americans, can we revisit the Fourth of July and what freedom means? In Galatians we read, “For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery…13For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.”  ‘Use our freedom to become slaves to one another’…So how’s that going? I have to Continue reading Freedom Revisited: Patriotism and Universality