- Oct 29, 2020
The U.S. bishops support efforts in Congress “to fully integrate hard-working ‘Dreamers’ and TPS holders” into the U.S., said Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas.
Many Catholics at the border are showing their anger towards the federal government.
Despite serious questions about the existence of a “Catholic vote” in U.S. elections, there still are several races in Tuesday’s midterms sure to test both Catholic candidates and concerns.
When asked about the recent school shooting leaving 17 dead in Florida, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said, “We need to pray for the victims and their families because — as I witnessed firsthand at Columbine — their suffering is intense and long lasting, and we need to be angry: angry at our lawmakers for doing so little to prevent these catastrophes.”
Many DACA youth don’t want to take the Trump administration’s deal to let them stay in the country in exchange for billions of dollars to build the walls and ramp up enforcement that may endanger their families.
On Friday, the U.S. bishops came out against the recently passed House tax reform bill, calling it “deeply flawed.” In a statement by Bishop Frank Dewane, the bishops called on the senate to fix the shortcomings of the current bill and to be guided by a concern for the poor and for families.