By Ignatius Plato When Pope Francis approved the Society of Jesus’ Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) in 2019, the themes were familiar to anyone who knows the Jesuits. In addition to showing the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and care for our common home, the UAPs put accompanying young people and the marginalized front …
On this episode of the AMDG podcast, we’re featuring a recent episode of the Jesuit Border Podcast, hosted by Jesuit Fathers Brian Strassburger and Louie Hotop, who serve migrant communities on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Fr. Tom Greene Visits Brownsville and Matamoros By Therese Fink Meyerhoff November 13, 2020 – There is what amounts to a refugee camp on this province’s border with Mexico. There are currently hundreds of migrants from Central America and Mexico living in Matamoros, Mexico, in tents and handmade shelters without electricity and with only limited …
January 6, 2020 — This National Migration Week, Jesuit leaders urge us to support and advocate for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
December 6, 2019 — When 270 Jesuits West leaders gathered this September for a Province-wide workshop, Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, challenged the group to flex its “Jesuit muscle” against injustice.
St. Agnes and St. Ignatius are sending groups of volunteers to help migrants at the border.
Last month, a 35-year-old mother of two in Arizona became one of the first unauthorized migrants deported to Mexico under the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown. Her case threw fuel on the debate over administration policy, but for some who minister along the border, the argument was not just political. “It was personal,” said Father Sean Carroll, SJ.