New Report by Jesuit Institute Shows Families Struggling in Louisiana

A new report from Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Social Research Institute reveals that more than 250,000 families with children in Louisiana lack economic security to meet essential needs such as housing, food, child care, transportation and health care.

Due Anxiety

Anxiety motivated me to make all these difficult decisions. One of my biggest role models taught me the phrase “go toward the roar” (reductively: if you chose the easy paths in life rather than paths that seem scary, complicated or difficult, you avoid personal growth, you ignore God’s still, small voice and you may be eaten by lions). I used that approach to understand and act through the anxiety in all three experience

Listening at the Border

As I reflect on what I heard and saw on this trip, I don’t have any easy answers. Instead, what I have is what was graciously given to me: the stories of those directly impacted by life at the border.