Latin America

Here To Stay

Competing appeals from campaigns in the 2012 elections signaled the arrival of Latinos—and Latino Catholics in particular—as a pivotal force in American politics.

Bad but Not Broken

In 1996, the Republican-controlled 104th Congress passed into law the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Illegal Immigration Reform and...

The Church in Latin America

A Latin-American pope! From Chile to Mexico—and among U.S. Latinos—there was a collective gasp of surprise and excitement over the news of the conclave’s election...

Complicit?

Virtually everyone in Latin America (and North America as well) had every reason to be thrilled with the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, cardinal archbishop...

A New Center of Gravity

In winning election as Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio defied the papal pundits, even though they should have seen him coming. His rise marks the decisive shift...

Hidden in Plain Sight

We didn’t cross the border; the border crossed us!” This wry Mexican-American refrain serves as a reminder that the Hispanic presence in what is now the United...

A Transplanted Faith

The Catholic Church’s greatest evangelizing project began on January 6, 1494. On that date—the Feast of the Epiphany—a few Franciscan missionaries on the island of...

Benedict Goes to Cuba

Despite popular coverage insisting that Benedict's visit to Cuba was unfruitful, Quigley insists that the pope's visit was one of engagement, not confrontation.

A Holy Nuisance

Padre Alejandro Solalinde is one of the most vocal advocates for human rights in Mexico. In 2007 he opened Hermanos en el Camino (“Brothers on the Road”), a shelter...

Birth Rights

Section one of the Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in the aftermath of the Civil War, states that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject...

Reasonable Reform

At the very end of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, which governor Jan Brewer signed into law on April 23, there is a hopeful suggestion: “This act may be cited as the ‘...

‘Está Perdido’

Agapito stands in a field under the glare of the noon sun in Tlaquiltenango, Morelos, taking a break to talk about his life in el campo. Behind him, men are...
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Hidden in Plain Sight

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