Miguel H. Díaz is the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service at Loyola University in Chicago and was selected by President Barack Obama as the ninth U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. A past President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), in 2013, he was the recipient of their prestigious Virgilio Elizondo Award given in recognition for distinguished achievement in theology, and has been awarded honorary doctorates from a number of universities. His scholarly interests include Trinitarian theology, theological anthropology, political theology and Latino/a theology. He is a prolific writer and public speaker. His publications include books, articles and speeches. Diaz regularly contributes to efforts that bridge faith and public life. He has been a consultant to CNN, CNN en Español, Al Jazeera America, BBC News and Fox News. He has conducted interviews that have appeared in a wide selection of national and international newspapers.

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We breathe together

Theology en la Plaza: We write because the confluence of twin epidemics, COVID-19 and the ongoing plague of racism, place vulnerable communities at particular risk. Escribimos porque as Latin@s our communities are formed and shaped both by the richness of African diasporic roots and people as well as by anti-blackness that for too long remains under addressed en nuestra casa.

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Walking with others in an age of social distancing

Theology en la Plaza: The tectonic shifts that have put in place the practice of "social distancing," keep us from literally "walking with" friends, loved ones and co-workers at the present moment. Whom have we failed to walk-with prior to COVID-19?

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Neighbors with nowhere to rest their heads

In his diplomatic corps address, Pope Francis spoke about the plight of internally displaced persons. We may think of victims of war or natural disasters. I think of another group: our nation's homeless.

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Our 'common home' is burning

The Amazon is burning as a result of the idolatry that has sinfully made gods of economic profit, racial privilege and abuse of all creation. But fire has often been used in the Christian tradition as a symbol of life and vitality. How can we reclaim it?