Peter Tran is the assistant director of the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona. He is a former editor of the Union of Catholic Asian News at the main editorial office in Bangkok. During his years as a Redemptorist, his ministry was extensively in the field of pastoral care for refugees and migrants in the United States and at the Vatican.
Nurturing vocations is challenging, but 'it's all God's work,' sisters say
Vocation directors of various women's religious congregations say personal contact with young people is important in vocation work. Four religious sisters spoke to GSR about their congregations' vocation ministries.
Campaign aims to educate migrants on dangers of crossing the border
Aguilas del Desierto searches for migrants who are lost, injured or deceased in the desert. They also work to save lives through a campaign that educates migrants about dangers involved with crossing the southern border.
Missouri Marian festival reconnects Vietnamese pilgrims to their faith and culture
Marian Days started in 1978 to evangelize Vietnamese living in the Carthage, Missouri, area. Before the pandemic, it drew about 70,000 people to events that reconnect Vietnamese to their faith and culture.
Frontera: Arizona Samaritans soothe dire need on migrant desert trails
A photographer and a writer join the Ajo and Tucson Samaritans to highlight the harshness of the experience of migrants who cross the U.S. border into the sprawling Sonoran Desert — where it's mostly about the water.