- May 28, 2020
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee and the heads of four Catholic agencies have urged the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador by 18 months.
Nearly 100 days after Hurricane Maria devastated much of the island of Puerto Rico, the head of Catholic Charities of New York describes the relief efforts as a “tale of two islands.”
President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency lubricates some of government’s gears for more decisive action on the opioid epidemic than what we’ve seen thus far, however, it does not bring automatic money to the anti-opioid effort. The estimate for what is needed is in the billions.
As America watches its supply of housing considered “affordable” for low-income families shrink by an estimated 60 percent since 2010, the Archdiocese of Denver is doing something about it by opening a new “Guadalupe Apartments” complex of affordable studio, one- and two-bedroom units, while continuing to run a 60-bed “Guadalupe Shelter” for the homeless on the same site.
Recovery continues in southern Texas after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the region Aug. 25-30. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain. Flooding inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. At least 70 people died.