- Apr 11, 2021
Tucson Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger announced July 1 that state health officials have “strongly recommended” the suspension of public worship and that he agrees the recommendation is a wise course of action.
Leading Catholic organizations and individuals have released a list priorities for protecting migrants during the pandemic.
The former bishop’s residence in the Catholic Diocese of Tucson will become a haven for adults with disabilities.
Catholic leaders decried an expansion of the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which includes relocating migrants currently biding their time in the Tucson area back to border towns in Texas for transport back into Mexico.
Though they weren’t present, at least seven U.S. bishops made their views known via statements supporting the July 18 “Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children” near the U.S. Capitol.
Tucson’s Catholic leadership is planning to meet with local government officials about where the city can temporarily house migrants seeking asylum.
Arizona school district officials are considering former school buildings to house migrant families.
Catholic Community Services in the Tucson Diocese has reached a tentative agreement with Pima County to turn an unused juvenile detention facility into a temporary shelter for asylum-seekers.