Melissa Cedillo was NCR's Latino Catholics Project fellow in 2021-2022. She is a recent graduate of Harvard Divinity School who studied religion, ethics, and politics through a public policy lens. She is passionate about bridging the gap between progressive politics and religion in America. She has a background in immigration advocacy, domestic violence policy and criminal justice work. She was born and raised in southern California, where she studied Theology at Loyola Marymount University. Follow her on Twitter @melissann19. 

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Farmworkers' march in support of workers' bill has Catholic presence

Thousands of marchers lined up in a Sacramento park Aug. 26 to finish the last mile of a 23-day farmworker march.

Through their queer protagonist, novelist Sonora Reyes revisits Catholic school

Books: In their debut novel, Sonora Reyes tells the story of Yami, a queer Mexican American girl, and explores what a happy ending could look like in a Catholic school, in spite of their own not-so-happy experience.

Catholics reflect on the need to use baby formula amid a nationwide shortage

By the end of April, 40% of baby formula was out of stock nationwide. Catholic food pantries around the country, many of which families rely on to provide baby formula, have also been hit hard by this shortage.

'Everything is Hispanic ministry': An interview with Bishop Alberto Rojas

Following a day of immigration advocacy on the Hill, Bishop Alberto Rojas of San Bernardino, California, talks with NCR about some of the themes of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry conference.