As Immigration Politics Play Out, Catholics at the Border Focus on People

While hoping for the best amid an appeal by the Biden administration of a district judge’s decision to end a controversial Trump-era measure allowing immediate expulsion of immigrants, advocates for new arrivals along the U.S.-Mexico border say their focus remains on the migrants they encounter.

El Paso Bishop Takes Over USCCB Migration Office

When Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso celebrated Mass from an altar erected over the Rio Grande River earlier this month, attended by  parishioners on both sides of the river that marks the U.S.-Mexico border, he cried.

Border Mass a Reminder ‘We Are Called to Live in Communion’

While immigration remains a political flashpoint in the United States, Catholic Church leaders continue their efforts to stand with migrants in the face of opposition and will once more come together on both sides of the border with a Mass this weekend.