- Aug 3, 2020
Catholic leaders, including the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, are joining other Christian groups in calling out what they say is anti-immigrant rhetoric, and are calling on Christians in the country to welcome and appreciate immigrants.
Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles isn’t just any bishop, but one of the most influential prelates in the U.S. and, arguably, the world, seeing himself as a “bridge” between the Americans and a tribune for Hispanic/Latino issues in the States, especially immigration.
A 4-4 Supreme Court tie that let stand a block on President Barack Obama’s plan to temporarily protect some 4 million people in jeopardy of deportation is a spur to work harder for reform and better understanding of immigrants, Catholic advocates say.
Catholic Latinos went to Mass on Sunday hopeful and optimistic that the next leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago will be willing to speak out for immigration reform, the needs of the poor and be a bigger part of their parishes. It was announced Saturday that Pope Francis had chosen
The Diocese of Joliet, Illinois has started efforts to recruit and enroll more Latino students in Catholic schools as the Latino population in the area increases, officials said. The Diocese of Joliet has seen a 40 percent increase in Latino students at its elementary schools since 2010, The (Joliet) Herald-News