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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Norma Pimentel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Norma Pimentel, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Norma Pimentel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Norma Pimentel, often where they are interviewed.

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Sister Norma Pimentel on the Crisis of Human Dignity at the Border

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When Time Magazine named Sister Norma Pimentel as one of the 100 most influential people of 2020, they said that she “has been on the front line of mercy for three decades.” The front lines of mercy. That’s where God’s preferential love for the poor and suffering meets people who are hungry, thirsty, homeless, and seeking not just safety, but compassion. For Sister Norma, that meeting place is the area around the US-Mexico border, on both sides.
Sr. Norma has been the executive director of Catholic Charities in the Rio Grande Valley for over a decade. In that time, her organization has housed and assisted well over 100,000 people at the border. During his visit to the United States in 2015, Pope Francis thanked her personally for her work and witness. And in 2018, the University of Notre Dame awarded her the Laetare medal, which is the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.
To talk about the sanctity of life amid the humanitarian crisis at the border as well as her own religious vocation and family history, Sr. Norma joins me, Leonard DeLorenzo, on Church Life Today from Redeemer Radio and the McGrath Institute for Church Life.
Nov 03 2020 · 28mins
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Humanity Has No Borders with Sr. Norma Pimentel

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Named one of TIME Magazine's top 100 Influential people of 2020, Sister Norma Pimentel has been providing food, shelter, dignity + compassion to migrants seeking refuge in the US. Aurora + Kelly are invited into Sr. Norma's grounded and joyous space to discuss the community which refugees of all different countries create under hazardous circumstances, why we are stuck in our individualism and what we can do to wake up to our sense of belonging. She urgently asks are we on the side that is defending life?

Watch Sister Norma Pimentel's Ted Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/norma_pimentel_restoring_human_dignity_at_the_us_southern_border
Learn more about Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley here: http://www.catholiccharitiesrgv.org/Home.aspx/

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Oct 27 2020 · 46mins

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Justice at the Border ft Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J.

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One of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people for 2020, and 2018 Laetare Medal winner, Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J. is a sister with the Missionaries of Jesus and Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. She provides oversight of the different ministries in the areas of emergency assistance, housing assistance, counseling, and pregnancy care to all four counties in the Rio Grande Valley. Sr. Norma shares the reality at the border, especially in light of COVID-19 restrictions and recent hurricanes that have devastated the area. She expresses the call at the core of our faith to care for the dignity of all human life.

Oct 16 2020 · 23mins
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Sr. Norma Pimentel On The Realities Of Life At The U.S. Southern Border

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In this episode we’re talking with Sr. Norma Pimentel who is executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to learn more about the realities of life at the United States southern border. It’s a timely topic as we’ve just marked Immigration Sunday Minnesota which coincided with World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, September 27th.

In our mailbag segment we’re covering a question about the ethical development of vaccines and particularly a concern with a covid-19 vaccine.

And stick around for the bricklayer segment we have details on video of a very powerful discussion about confronting racism.

Resources mentioned: https://www.catholiccharitiesrgv.org/Home.aspx, https://www.mncatholic.org/openwideourhearts/
Oct 05 2020 · 30mins
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028: Sister Norma Pimentel

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This interview with Sister Norma Pimentel was recorded not long before President Trump visited McAllen, Texas on January 10, 2019; the center of the international border debate, right where Sister Norma runs the Humanitarian Respite Center. President Trump’s trip was to visit the border and advocate for the construction of a larger wall along the US-Mexico border. Sister Norma’s passion to serve this humanitarian crisis is larger than walls and this legal/political debate. This is why I had to sit down and hear her story.

It is one thing to say we have passion and the heart to love all of God’s people. It is another to actively live this out in our daily lives. But one woman not only believes this to her core, she lives it everyday of her life. Sister Norma Pimentel is probably one of the most inspiration women I have ever met. 

Sister Norma serves as executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, Texas and has directed this charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville since 2008. She helped organize local response to the 2014 surge of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States, helping to establish the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas.

On May 20, 2018, University of Notre Dame honored Sister Norma with the Laetare Medal, the highest and oldest award given to U.S. Catholics, for her work with migrants and refugees. In 2015, Pope Francis also honored and thanked Sister Norma for her work with immigrants. I met Sister Norma in February of 2017 after my visit the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas and since then have followed her work and her passion. Today, it is an honor to share her story. 

Check Out Links Below:Humanitarian Respite CenterSister Norma Pimentel - Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley2018 Laetare Medalist Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J.Find Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 

Jan 14 2019 · 38mins
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Sister Norma Pimentel

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The day before she was honored at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Inc.'s Justice for All dinner, Sr. Norma Pimentel, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, sat down with Mike and Pete for an engaging talk on her work working with immigrants leaving federal custody having crossed the U.S./Mexico border, its joys, and its struggles. Joining her for the show were Kevin Hickey, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Camden; and local program directors Jose Sanchez and Luisa Medrano who went to the Texas/Mexico border as pilgrims to assist Sister Norma.
Oct 08 2018 · 54mins