During friar Tom Smith's prayer time one morning last week, he began reflecting on the feast of Epiphany and the experience of some recent immigrants who arrived at Holy Cross…

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Room for Asylum Seekers

Holy Cross Retreat Center (HCRC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico, partners with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) to assist refugees seeking asylum. They've helped settle refugees from Afghanistan,…

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Working for Nonviolent Change
L to R: Judy Coode (Pax Christi International); Bishop John Stowe; Sr. Natalie Becquart (Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops)

Working for Nonviolent Change

“Pope Francis, Nonviolence and the Fullness of Pacem in Terris” is the title of a conference held earlier this month in Rome, Italy. Catholic Church leaders and participants from 28…

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A Culture of Care in the Amazon

Friar Michael Lasky reflects on his trip to the Amazon and his visit with Friar Erick Marin Carballo. Friar Erick serves on a team of itinerant missionary disciples in the…

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Experiencing an Abundance of Blessings

A Welcoming Community Keeps Growing in Faith, and Parishioners St. Julia Catholic Community is running out of room. There isn’t enough space for the children and school-age youth in the…

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