Amy Ketner serves as co-director of leadership development at Strangers No Longer, a Michigan-based grassroots network of Catholic parishes, schools and congregations welcoming immigrants as neighbors.
On another smoky day in Monroe, Michigan, a panel of Catholic religious, a Christian pastor and a University of Michigan pulmonary clinician stressed the need for proposed changes to national greenhouse gas standards.
At Gesu Catholic Church, a conversation on proposed changes to national soot pollution allowance standards highlighted the impact of pollution on Detroiters and the moral call for Catholic leaders to address the issue.
Perspective: I wanted Elvis and Daris to know the unconditional love of a welcoming, adoptive family. I longed for them, as immigrants and outsiders, to find acceptance in the Catholic community, as I had many times before.