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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.
In 1966, Thomas Wenski was an altar server at the funeral for the University of Texas tower shooter. Decades later, Wenski, now an archbishop, presided at the funeral mass of a Parkland shooting victim.
Homeland Security is terminating Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in July 2019. But Haiti will not be prepared to take them back, say religious leaders and immigrant groups.
Choice for president will send a message about whether the episcopate "is sticking to its old playbook or is deciding for dramatic change," says one observer.