Articles on this issue "immigration"
"I recognize, too, that work on behalf of immigration reform can cultivate seeds of discord and division among our faithful when viewed independently of the light of faith. Yet, as members of the one Body of Christ, we remain confident in our faith"
Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis this weekissued a pastoral statement on immigration and mercy,reaffirminghis commitment to accompanyimmigrants and refugees. Speaking about the national …read more
'Please, You Should Never Be Ashamed of Your Traditions'
Immigrants have important gifts to offer the United States, gifts that will help to renew this society from within, according to Pope Francis. The Holy Father called on immigrants to make …read more
"It is beautiful to have dreams and it is beautiful to be able to fight for them"
Here is a Vatican translation of the brief remarks Pope Francis made this afternoon as he visited a Catholic school in New York. The comments Pope Francis made off-the-cuff have been …read more
Calls for fair and rapid response for those trying to cross Channel
In a letter to the Telegraph this week, theBishop for Migrants of the episcopal conferenceof England and Wales, BishopPatrick Lynch, outlinedhis response to the situation of migrants in …read more
“The detention of families is unnecessary, inhumane, and unworthy of our nation.”
The July 24 ruling by Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court of California ordering the Obama administration to release from detention families fleeing violence in Central America was …read more
Crackdown in Thailand Means Thousands Are Abandoned at Sea
On Sunday at the end of the Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis again voiced his concern for the fate of the many refugees stranded at sea in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Pope …read more
USCCB Report Calls for Urgent Reform
U.S. Bishops have denounced the immigration industry as inhuman and have called for urgent reform According to Fides, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) denounced, …read more
Says Situation of Violence and Poverty Led To Mass Exodus
Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa met with hundreds of Mexican and Central American immigrants held in a detention center in Texas. According to Fides, the Honduran prelate …read more
Following his Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis lead thousands in praying the Hail Mary for those who died after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan …read more
US Congressmen are calling for a bill intended to allow immigration of Middle Eastern persecuted Christians into the United States, reported Fides. The bill is aimed at helping those …read more
Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran bishops last Friday visited with young mothers and children who have fled violence in their home countries and are now incarcerated at Dilley Detention …read more
Whether it was crime, unemployment, or immigration, Pope Francis has not shied away from confronting these very serious realities this morning, during his first stop in Naples. After …read more
Pope Francis met with a delegation representing the Italian Coast Guard on Tuesday evening, thanking them for their service in rescuing refugees and migrants. Eight members of the Italian …read more