President Robert Wild, S.J.
Around the nation the topic of immigration has been a subject of intense debate. On one side are those promoting closed borders and tightened security; on the other those who advocate welcoming immigrants and a greater willingness to grant legal status to the undocumented. Because this is not simply a legislative issue but an ethical decision intimately concerned with human dignity and freedom, the Catholic Church has also weighed in on the immigration debate.
Jottings: A God for our time
If it is true that God meets us where we are, then how does God meet us in an age characterized by a haunting sense of personal powerlessness, alienation between people, and a growing callousness toward life? I can think of at least three ways.