Just read an interesting op-ed piece from the New York Times about how the inequality between the rich and the poor affects the emotional psychology of the poor, leading to crime and illness. Couple that with this video from Fr. Allan Deck about immigrant families - and how the kids tend to disrespect the authority of their parents because their parents are disrespected in American society as illegals - which leads to gang activity:
Those of us who catechize and serve pastorally the children of immigrants, and/or those living in lower economic situations need to take note. How much do these potentially troubled children and youth need our help? More than we know. Pray for justice for the poor and for immigrants in this, and all nations.