A Different Kind of Episcopal Spine

Bishop Manuel A. Cruz is a new auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Newark and a Cuban expatriate. He’s also a former hospital chaplain and he’s not buying the party line about Cuban health care:

Fleeing communist Cuba at a young age, Msgr. Cruz is proud of his title as “refugee” and believes that living through the experience has strengthened him and deepened his faith. He recently arranged for medicine to be shipped to the island for a sick young woman. “The medicine is expensive and hard to get in Cuba. This situation really put things in perspective for me. You ask yourself ‘Why am I here? Why am I so different?’ As a refugee, you realize that everything you have is a gift.”

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