We were blessed to have Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa Honduras present for our 3rd Annual Symposium on Immigration.  The director of CRS Southwest and myself picked him up at the airport and took him to the Archbishop’s residence.   I joined the Cardinal and the Archbishop for dinner along with 5 other guests.  It was an eye opening experience to hear about events in his home country.  He gave a powerful keynote on “global solidarity” (I will post the talk soon) and was present for a panel discussion at the end of the day.  We had many people present from CRS, Pax Christi, the Archdiocese, even the former ambassador of Honduras (under the Clinton administration).  It was a very fruitful experience, let us continue to pray for Honduras and for the Cardinal who gets daily death threats.  There is a $13 million dollar bounty on his head, but that does not keep him from speaking out against the scourge of drug trafficking has been taking place in Honduras.  We look forward to next year’s symposium!

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