Many people might not have noticed that Anna Gallagher took over Feb. 1 as executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC. If they hadn't, they certainly would have March 8, when she called a Department of Homeland Security decision to not redesignate Temporary Protected Status for those fleeing war- and corruption-scarred South Sudan "morally reprehensible."
The need to seek justice and reconciliation has become one of the more intriguing concepts not only with personal dealings but on the world stage as well.
Racism can be ended in the United States, but the past has to be confronted first for that to happen, said a participant in a panel discussion on racism Feb. 3 as part of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.
The nation's immigrant population continues to leave a mark in their chosen corners of the United States, just as generations of immigrants before them have.