Tara García Mathewson is a freelance reporter based in Boston. Her work has focused on education, immigration, public housing, and community news. García Mathewson completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She has produced award-winning work for the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, Washington, and the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago. She started freelancing in 2013 and has written for a number of magazines, newspapers and online outlets since then. Find samples of her published work at www.taragm.com and keep up with her latest reporting by following her on Twitter @TaraGarciaM.

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'To understand the pope, one must follow him home'

Pope Francis' longtime advisor Fr. Carlos Maria Galli spoke about the Latin American intellectual roots of Francis' pontificate April 4 at Boston College.

Adopting dual-language programs is one way parish schools adapt for Latino students, the new Catholic majority

GSR Preview: Some Catholic school administrators have reshaped their school cultures around Latino students, embracing language differences, and welcoming new staff members and volunteers who are Latino and speak Spanish.


US sisters' ability to connect social, environmental justice offers a path forward

Preview: A women religious group has occupied a special place in the Earth justice movement for decades, bridging social justice silos that operate as though progress were a zero-sum game.​

Finding self through service: The experience of long-term volunteers

Global Sisters Report: After spending an entire year or more to full-time service through Catholic Volunteer Network, volunteers leave a different person than when they started.