Melissa Cedillo is NCR's Latino Catholics Project fellow. She is a recent graduate of Harvard Divinity School who studied religion, ethics, and politics through a public policy lens. She is passionate about bridging the gap between progressive politics and religion in America. She has a background in immigration advocacy, domestic violence policy and criminal justice work. She was born and raised in southern California, where she studied Theology at Loyola Marymount University. 

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How to better minister to Latinx college students

A Dominican University conference called "¡El Futuro is Here!: Cuentos y Recuerdos for the Journey" will bring together campus ministers, university mission officers, student leaders and religious studies faculty to discuss ways to improve ministry to Latinx students.

Washington's Cardinal Gregory calls for immigration reform

"When loss of work forces migration, we must welcome them, protect them and share our abundance with them," Cardinal Wilton Gregory said at a D.C. event following a Senate hearing on immigrant farmworkers.

Miami Beach parish provides presence in aftermath of building collapse

Fr. Juan Sosa says the community of St. Joseph in Miami Beach is reeling. The church is less than a mile from the Champlain Towers building that collapsed June 24, killing nearly 100 people, including parishioners.

Immigrant communities facing unique difficulties during pandemic, study finds

The Center for Migration Studies hosted a webinar focused on how Catholic organizations serving immigrant communities in the U.S. adapted during Donald Trump's presidential administration and the beginning phases of the coronavirus pandemic.