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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Poverty in America

“In Faith, In Solidarity, In Service”

“Who are you with?” asked Raul L. Ortiz, deputy chief of the Border Patrol for the Rio Grande Valley, speaking in Spanish. “By myself,” Alejandro said, looking up at the man in the olive uniform and pulling a birth certificate, carefully folded, from his jeans — the only item he carried. “Where are your parents, […]

Fourth of July

A Thoroughfare of Freedom

Every 4th of July, parades are held, barbeques are lit, bunting is strewn, and our nation takes a day to celebrate its birthday – the anniversary of the signing of a document that established our core principle that “all men are created equal.” But in addition to the celebration and the pageantry, Independence Day should […]