Migration

Q & A with Sr. Mary McCauley, an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform

Mary McCauley is a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary whose past ministries include administering at the BVM nursing home and directing health care ministry for an archdiocese. She served as pastoral administrator at three parishes, including St. Bridget's in Postville, a town of 2,200 people in northeast Iowa, where on May 12, 2008, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carried out a raid at a meatpacking plant , a moment she says was "transforming."

Q & A with Sr. Corine Murray, providing hospitality and education to immigrants

Presentation Sr. Corine Murray is the executive director of the Presentation Lantern Center in Dubuque, Iowa, which offers one-on-one tutoring in English to adult students from around the world. Murray, who has served as the center's director for 14 years, recalls learning about slavery and other "affronts to human dignity" as a child and credits her passion for history and Catholic social teaching in helping to form her conscience.