Fr. Rafael Garcia
This year, Christmas and holiday season are going to be very different. We will celebrate in unique and unexpected ways, in more subdued ways. It can be an opportunity for new experiences and solidarity with a great part of our human family.
In our country, we are blessed and have taken for granted celebrating religious holidays. We gather in the settings of our religious traditions. We freely plan traditional family celebrations and meals. We typically travel with no restrictions. This year, though, with greater solitude, we have a unique opportunity to deepen our faith and ponder more why we celebrate and find unity in the midst of confinement, separation and incompleteness in family gatherings.
In my ministry as a Catholic priest with migrants and refugees here on the border, the norm is to encounter asylum-seeking…