Maria Benevento

Maria Benevento is a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is a graduate of Creighton University, where she majored in theology and American studies and minored in justice and peace studies and Spanish. She spent two years as a full-time staff person at the Oakland Catholic Worker, a transitional shelter for Latin American immigrants and asylum seekers, before working at NCR as a Bertelsen editorial intern from 2017 to 2018.

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Filling vital US ministry roles, foreign-born priests need deliberate support to thrive

Jesuit Refugee Service worker tells migrants' stories in their own words

Catholic moms seek out community online

'The Visiting Room' creates connections for formerly incarcerated women

Honduran bishops issue scathing critique of their country's government

At colloquium, Hispanic scholars engage theology's real-world implications

California interfaith movement bolsters support for migrants

El Paso stats support concerns about 'Remain in Mexico' plan

Poll: 89.3% of US Catholics say church was slow to take action on abuse

Peter Maurin's farm-rooted vision gains ground among Catholic Workers

Letter signed by more than 1,500 accuses Pope Francis of the 'canonical delict of heresy'

Ruling lets abuse survivor proceed with suit against California bishops

Advocates fear attorney general to restrict family-based asylum claims

Nielsen's policies were both inhumane and ineffective, advocates say

Community ID program builds trust between migrants and police

Action, not 'pretty words,' sustains Romero's legacy, says Salvadoran priest

Look past the stats: Catholic advocates fault US policies for border crisis

El Mozote Massacre investigators to receive human rights award

'Urban chic' One City Café serves chef-created meals to needy Kansas Citians

When unaccompanied minors turn 18, living options shift