Church in the US Archives - Crux



  • Bishops oppose Trump’s decision ending program for unaccompanied child migrants

    Bishops oppose Trump’s decision ending program for unaccompanied child migrants

    The U.S. bishops are protesting the decision of the Trump administration to end a program open to migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in an effort to control the flood of unaccompanied children into the United States trying to escape violence in their home countries. In 2014 alone, more than 60,000 unaccompanied children made their way into the country causing a massive backlog in the courts.

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  • Archbishop speaks out against ‘racism and nationalism rooted in fear’

    Archbishop speaks out against ‘racism and nationalism rooted in fear’

    In response to the violence caused by the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said that “We are seeing in our country a new kind of racism and nationalism. It is a racism and nationalism rooted in fear. There is fear about what is happening in our society. There is fear about what is happening in our economy. Our country has become so angry and bitter, so divided — in so many different areas.”

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  • Catholic priest in Virginia speaks of his past membership in the KKK

    Catholic priest in Virginia speaks of his past membership in the KKK

    Father William Aitcheson says the images from Charlottesville “brought back memories of a bleak period in my life that I would have preferred to forget,” when he was a member of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan. He called for the condemnation of “the hatred and vile beliefs of the KKK and other white supremacist organizations,” adding that what they believe contradicts everything Catholics hold dear.

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