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Beyond the Wall: Stories from the other side of the immigration crisis Beyond the Wall: Stories from the other side of the immigration crisis

Beyond the Wall: Stories from the other side of the immigration crisis

Tuesday 24 January 2017

By Ashley McKinless, America Magazine
 
President Donald J. Trump’s journey to the White House began with a simple promise. ‘I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,’ he announced in June 2015, when few took the hotel mogul’s presidential ambitions, or chances, too seriously. ‘And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.’

Becoming a Sunday Crybaby: How I rediscovered the beauty of Mass

Tuesday 24 January 2017

By Valerie Schultz, America Magazine
 
Sunday Mass is in my DNA. This was not always a given. For a brief time, mostly during my high school and undergrad years, I did not go to Mass. I rebelled. I flirted with atheism. What I saw in the church was at worst hypocrisy, at best rote boredom. After I got my driver’s license, I would leave the house with my younger sister on Sunday mornings. My mother thought I was taking her to Mass. We usually went to the park instead, only stopping by the church to snag a bulletin as evidence.
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