- Sep 18, 2020
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.
A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop its “inhumane treatment” of immigrant children at the border and reminding people of faith to take a stronger stand against current U.S. border policies.
Dozens of Catholics, including men and women religious, were arrested near the U.S. Capitol Feb. 27 in the rotunda of a Senate building in Washington as they called on lawmakers to help young undocumented adults brought to the U.S. as minors obtain some sort of permanent legal status.
In many of the buildings representing the U.S. government and its founding ideals in Washington, D.C., there are paintings and statues with religious themes enshrining faith in the country’s origins. Most of the imagery is Protestant, but there are also prominent Catholics who are represented showing some of the diversity of religious heritage.