As more children cross the border into the United States, the court system is trying to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors, but a plan to speed up the immigration hearing process has some religious leaders and advocates concerned.
As the family of Jimmy Ryce wait for the execution of his killer, Juan Carlos Chavez, a special prayer service was held by the Archdiocese of Miami at St. Martha’s Catholic Church for both the Ryce family and the convicted killer.
A ceremony was held in Miami for seven priests promoted to monsignors, the last to be named in South Florida by recently retired Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
In Rome Wednesday, Pope Benedict took a final lap around St. Peter’s Square and delivered a goodbye address to hundreds of thousands of cheering, adoring faithful. In Miami, bells were tolling at the Archdiocese as advocates for alleged victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests called on the out-going Pope to fully reveal the scope of the Church’s sex scandals.