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Cuban Catholics, ordained and lay, on both sides of the Florida Strait, have connected to strengthen Cuban parishes and civil society; they aim to build bridges between Cuba and the outside world.
About 1,000 Catholic school students took action Wednesday in Ft. Lauderdale, on behalf of the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, Florida.
Though he said that "effective immediately, I'm canceling completely the one-sided deal with Cuba," President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. Embassy would remain open on the island.
Members of an interfaith clergy group in Florida are concerned that ongoing political and social tension warrants ongoing vigilance.