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New Mexico bishops back driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants
Aug 20 2011
SANTA FE, N.M. – Allowing undocumented immigrants living in New Mexico to have a driver’s license if they can provide a valid ID is a matter of “mercy, fairness and safety,” said the state’s three Catholic bishops.

From chorale ensemble to marching band, students enjoy enrichment, camaraderie
Aug 18 2011
On the television show “Glee,” high school glee club members are such social misfits that bullies chuck red slushies at their classmates.

Guest column: Perspectives on Immigration and the ‘Next America’
Aug 18 2011
I am most grateful to Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, who has given me permission to reprint a recent article of his. Given its length, the second part will appear next week. I am very well aware of the contentious nature of this issue among our people. I hope that Archbishop Gomez’ distinctive approach would be helpful in advancing the discussion.

Towson students gain on Virginia service trip
Aug 18 2011
Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a blog maintained by Evan Zimmer, a rising junior at Calvert Hall College High School and student photo intern for The Catholic Review.

For Cubans, Spanish hospitality and a sense of the universal church
Aug 16 2011
TOLEDO, Spain – Forty-four Cuban young people sat in the shade of a Toledo plaza, sampling deli sandwiches.

Families, church officials search for northbound Mexicans who disappear
Aug 15 2011
MEXICO CITY – Ricardo Salazar Sanchez boarded a northbound bus in the central state of Guanajuato with 22 fellow residents for a journey to the U.S.-Mexico border – and a subsequent attempt at crossing into Texas, where potential construction jobs awaited.

Baltimore contingent in Madrid soaking up spirit of World Youth Day
Aug 15 2011
MADRID – Church of the Crucifixion parishioner Emily Sadler stepped off her Air France flight in Madrid Aug. 15 with her eyes open wide.

California pilgrims discover Spanish culture in Toledo cathedral
Aug 15 2011
TOLEDO, Spain – World Youth Day pilgrims who wanted to dip a toe in Spain’s rich and deep Christian history discovered the Cathedral of St. Mary of Toledo was not a bad place to start.

WYD and vocations: Young want to be heard, invited, challenged
Aug 12 2011
VATICAN CITY – While the Catholic Church seeks to help earthlings reach their true home in heaven, too often it treats its younger members as if they were from another planet, a top Vatican official said.

Archdiocesan contingent ready for World Youth Day pilgrimage to Madrid
Aug 10 2011
When Marimar Trejo is surrounded by a million young people at World Youth Day in Madrid Aug. 15-23, she will not only represent the Archdiocese of Baltimore, but thousands of young Hispanic immigrants to the U.S. who can’t travel because they lack documentation.