- Jul 24, 2021
Immigration advocates and Catholic leaders view Friday’s DACA decision as a “wake-up call” to Congress that immigration reform is needed.
The call to end a U.S. policy that keeps migrants out because of COVID-19 fears has been a constant rallying cry among immigrant advocate circles this summer.
A final readout of the emergency immigration summit earlier this month attended by church leaders from the U.S., Mexico and Central America includes a plan of action for welcoming, advocacy and addressing root causes.
U.S. Bishops voted overwhelmingly to approve a proposal from the U.S. Bishops Conference doctrinal committee to draft a document on the Eucharist, which could have implications for Catholic politicians receiving the Eucharist, despite last minute pleas from some of the nation’s top prelates to do otherwise.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will host an emergency meeting with prelates from Central America as well as Vatican representatives June 1 and 2 in Chicago to set forth a path for the U.S. church’s response to immigration.
The principal message of an April 15 Georgetown University webinar on immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border: Don’t believe everything you hear from politicians. Because more often than not, no one pays close attention to the reality of border issues, and repeat the same old talking points.
When Bishop Mark Seitz arrived to El Paso in 2013 he realized that most people don’t understand life on the United States-Mexico Border. Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Seitz acknowledges that he didn’t either.
When President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, he will embark on pursuing a policy agenda for Central America that many Catholic organizations have long supported.