Published by America: The Jesuit Review, January 16, 2018
Having spent two years as a volunteer in Amate House, a Chicago-based Catholic volunteer program, Leslie Carranza is committed to the values of service, faith, social justice and community. She now brings what she learned about Catholic social teaching into the voting booth with her. But the church’s influence on her choices is, as with many Catholic voters, complex.
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Could Pope Francis Change Hearts and Minds on Immigration on a Global Scale?
Published by The Washington Post, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, June 11, 2015
A few months into his papacy, Pope Francis took his first trip out of Rome to Lampedusa, the Italian island through which many migrants enter Europe after a treacherous journey across the Mediterranean.
Noting that shipwrecks of migrant boats happened “all too frequently,” Francis blamed “the globalization of indifference.”
“We have become used to the suffering of others. It doesn’t affect me; it doesn’t concern me; it’s none of my business!” he said.
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