Dallas, Texas, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:28 am
Most of the delegates attending the National V Encuentro conference arrived by plane, or by car if they lived locally enough.
Not Antonio Mendez and José, who walked nearly 30 miles from Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Dallas to Grapevine, Texas, in time for the conference's closing Mass. The two are looking to raise awareness of immigration issues.
Despite the very rainy and "not good" weather that plagued the Dallas area on Saturday, the pair were able to safely complete the walk without any major issues. They walked to the National V Encuentro, a meeting of Hispanic and Latino Catholics from throughout the United States. Mendez told CNA that he was inspired to do this walk in part by the recent controversy over family separations at the U.S. border.
"You have families struggling, (and they are) separated all over the country," said Mendez. "Children, suffering. Who's going to take care of that?"