Have you caught Joseph Sorrentino’s Commonweal piece on Padre Alejandro Solalinde? From the priest who ministers to migrants from Central America through Mexico, and sometimes to the States:
I see them as sheep without a pastor. Nobody helps them, they’re assaulted, many things are done to them and no one is concerned about them. I said I have to concern myself about them. If other priests are dedicated to religious service, then at least I have to dedicate myself to helping them.
Apparently Padre Solalinde does enough to threaten the powers that be:
We are always receiving threats. Not just me. There are more than fifty shelters for migrants…. We are like a collective and are damaging the interests of drug dealers, corrupt politicians, and corrupt corporations.
I was going to comment on dotCommonweal till I saw Bill Mazzella’s:
This is the disconnect. A fortnight for freedom for well heeled monarchs who have people serving their every need while the true captives have no advocates.
Indeed. Cardinal George muses about his successors dying in prison or at the hands of a mob. He doesn’t need to travel in time to find the Church persecuted; he only needs to hop one international border. There was a time when the red of a cardinal’s robes meant something.