Even in Death, Louisiana Bishop Inspires Commitment to ‘Dreamers’

According to an official of the U.S. bishops’ conference, so much of the life of Bishop Mario Dorsonville of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana was devoted to the welfare of migrants, especially “Dreamers” who came to the U.S. as children, that the best tribute after his death would be to continue his work.


New Coalition, With Catholic Members, Will Push Congress on Immigration

Representatives from the business sector, faith groups and grassroots organizations that support immigration reform sent Congress a letter March 2, a day after President Biden’s first State of the Union address, urging lawmakers to act on immigration because “simply put, the system is broken.”

Bishops Propose Action Plan to Tackle Root Causes Of Migration Crisis

Bishop Mario Dorsonville remembers a conversation he once had with a woman named Rosalinda in a doctor’s office. Rosalinda, a migrant, had legs full of cactus thorns from her journey through the desert to get to the U.S., but she explained that’s not what hurt most.