Melissa Cedillo

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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Farmworkers' march in support of workers' bill has Catholic presence

Through their queer protagonist, novelist Sonora Reyes revisits Catholic school

Catholics reflect on the need to use baby formula amid a nationwide shortage

'Everything is Hispanic ministry': An interview with Bishop Alberto Rojas

Melissa Lucio case in Texas highlights Catholic opposition to death penalty

Ascension nursing home caregivers fight for better wages, additional staffing

A pandemic is tough for new moms, but Catholic Latina moms faced added hurdles

Faculty at Jesuit university sign letter opposing bills targeting critical race theory

Justice Sotomayor inspires young Latina lawyers. But her views on abortion earn mixed reviews.

At Compton's ALMA Backyard Farms, no life or land is wasted

Saying farewell to another Latinx Catholic family on Netflix

Meet the US students set to talk to Pope Francis on Feb. 24

Latino vote not monolithic, though Catholic Latinos lean Democratic, say panelists

A Trump aftereffect: Immigrants still fear accessing public benefits

Georgetown suspends law professor over 'lesser' Black woman tweets

Los Angeles hospitality workers lean on Catholic community for support

Historically Black Catholic school among universities that received death threats

What Catholic social teaching has to say about the Great Resignation

Catholic teaching on common good can help save democracy, say panel speakers

Wendy's boycott supports farmworkers