- May 29, 2020
More than 100 diocesan, state and national pro-life leaders from across the U.S. gathered for the annual Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference to discuss how best to build a culture of life.
The Tucson Samaritans is a humanitarian aid organization founded in 2002 as a mission of Southside Presbyterian Church to prevent death and suffering along the U.S.-Mexico border. Its volunteers drop off food and water in various locations in the desert.
An Arizona bishop called a jury’s decision to acquit a U.S. Border Patrol agent of murder in the 2012 shooting of a 16-year-old Mexican teenager at the U.S. border “deeply troubling” and something that “raises serious issues of justice and accountability.”
Hispanic Catholics are being called “to be the ecclesial voice and conscience of the Church in the U.S.,” said Hosffman Ospino, a leading expert on the intersection of Catholicism and Latino culture.
Administrators at Arizona State University apparently did not know about one of their professor’s cleric past. An extensive listing of his experience and qualifications posted on a university webpage does not mention his time in active ministry. However, when they were recently made aware of the sexual abuse accusations against him when he was a priest, they asked him to resign.
Catholic bishops around the country are writing to the Trump administration in an effort to convince the president to continue with DACA until comprehensive immigration reform can be achieved. The bishops of Arizona and New Mexico as well as Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles have been particularly vocal.