Advent is a season of migration, a season that reminds us of the journey of Maria and Jose on their way to Bethlehem to give birth to Jesus, the journey of the three kings from the East to pay homage to the Christ child, and the journey and flight of the Holy Family to Egypt, as King Herod seeks the child to slay him.


In the midst of increasingly inhumane conditions at the border, Congress is currently in negotiations to decide how to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until October 2019. They have until December 7 to decide.  


"She had seen something that none of us has yet seen. She had broken through the heartache and the injustice of this world and encountered the Mystery of Love."


“By ratcheting up military tensions, the Korean and US government leave no prospect of providing real security, which can only be found in people’s access to healthy food, water, medical care, and education.”


At sunrise the next morning, they found him dead among some bushes. The military had shot him. He was an innocent man.