"No Human Being Is Illegal:

He is barely three years old. Wearing black shoes and a deep blue striped shirt, he pressed his face between the 30 feet high solid iron-bar-fence that separates the United States from Mexico. Not even his tiny face can squeeze in through the gaps between these bars. His eyes gaze at the people standing on the other side – the land of the brave and the free, the land where dreams are realized. He sprinkles white rose petals upon the American soil. He is not sure why he is doing so, or why he is even there. His mother, who stands a few feet away from him striking a conversation with the other folks on her side of the fence, surely does. These bars showcase the iron resolve of an administrat

What Now For Religion?

I have received numerous e-mails or phone calls from parishioners who have been concerned about the child sexual abuse scandal. The concern is on multiple levels – for the abused, for the faith of God’s people, and also for me. I received numerous e-mails and messages enquiring about my well-being. Thank you for all this. I would be lying to you if I said that I am not struggling. I am more than struggling. I feel despondent, discouraged, and overwhelmed. The question I am asking myself is – what now? I joined the seminary when I was 17 years old. I am fifty-two years old now. The Church is all I have known. I have loved the Church like a man would love his family. Intentionally, consciously

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