Entries by Rachel Kelso


Homelessness: What Happens in the Spring?

In the freezing cold of the winter, it’s a little easier to make room in our hearts for those less fortunate. Especially around Christmas, we donate more of our time, effort, and money to food banks, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters. We sponsor families and buy them Christmas gifts. We join in campaigns to make sure there is enough warm housing for all. But what happens in the spring? Just because the weather is warmer doesn’t mean the struggle has been removed.


An Overlooked Injustice: Myths of Invisible Illnesses

Invisible illnesses are often not given the respect they deserve. Many people don’t understand the effects of living with hidden diseases, and they therefore underestimate the hardships endured. Because of this, many people suffering are disregarded as “overreacting,” or worse, “crazy.” This is a social injustice that often gets overlooked. Invisible illnesses are rarely discussed openly, and many myths surround them.

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A Journey of Fear: The Status of Child Migrants

As Catholics, we believe in inclusivity, acceptance, and open-heartedness. For this reason, we must support undocumented immigrants that leave their homes in search of safety and security. Enduring the above listed hardships is absolutely justification for being considered a refugee, and the children who migrate from Latin America undeniably require our support, love, acceptance, and warm welcome into the Land of the Free.