- Aug 9, 2020
Father Martins Emeh is a Nigerian who has been living in the United States for the past 20 years. As a Catholic and a migrant, he told CNA that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent remarks disparaging poor countries were “lamentable.”
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami fired back against alleged racist and vulgar comments from President Trump on immigrants.
Massive migration has prompted the Catholic bishops of Haiti to use their annual Christmas message to make a plea for the country’s future.
This Thanksgiving, many Haitians felt something besides gratitude and joy, says a Catholic sister who ministers to their community. They felt fear, said Sister Marie-Judith Dupuy, a Sister of St. Anne who directs the Worcester Diocese’s Haitian Apostolate.
One of the Vatican’s top diplomatic voices has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end the Temporary Protected Status of thousands of Haitians taking refuge in the U.S., saying the country isn’t yet ready for the influx after a slew of natural disasters devastated the island nation.
Boston’s archbishop is decrying the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status, or TPS, for tens of thousands of immigrants who fled hardship in Haiti. Cardinal Sean O’Malley says the government’s decision this week to end the special designation effective July 2019 runs counter to “the spirit of gratitude and generosity embodied in Thanksgiving.”