“Padre da un consejo!”
What priest who ministers in an Hispanic parish has not heard this many times a week or more?
“ ‘La migra’- they arrested my husband and deported him back to Mexico and me and my children are here illegally. When I go down to ‘la emergencia’ they ask me if we are citizens? If we are here illegally? I know it is a sin to lie Padre, but what do I say? ‘Mi hijo’-he needs the medicines and we can’t pay. Do I lie?”
Our people carry so many burdens.
We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.
P. Jose Rankin