The July 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-newsletter examines the moral imperative of raising the minimum wage, the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and reasons to support the Senate's recent comprehensive immigration reform bill.
On June 27, the Senate passed the S.744 immigration reform bill. Though the bill does offer a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., it also contains a number of negative amendments. The bill faces an uphill battle to gain approval in the House.
The May 13th edition of America Magazine included a review by Nathan Schneider of Dr. Alex Mikulich's latest book The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-Incarceration.
The April 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-Newsletter commemorates the 50th anniversary of MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail, gives an overview of recent efforts at immigration reform, and explores the impact of state Medicaid decisions on people of color.
The Spring 2013 edition of the JustSouth Quarterly focuses on lives changed by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, Catholic Social Thought and Subsidiarity, W.E.B Du Bois' gift of "double-consciousness," and proposed changes to state-local tax systems.
The March 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-Newsletter highlights Pope Benedict XVI's commitment to environmental justice, looks at new estimates of the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S., and explores reasons why now is the time to end the death penalty in the U.S.
The January 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-Newsletter calls for a stop to an execution in Louisiana scheduled for Ash Wednesday, looks at Catholic teaching on immigration reform, and provides an analysis of the tax deal passed by Congress earlier this month.
On Dec. 5, Archbishop Aymond, LCWR Region 5, and CMSM issued a statement to be read at masses throughout New Orleans asking Catholics to be aware of the issue of human trafficking, especially in the time leading up to the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras.