Cardinal Joseph Tobin lead a “Jericho Walk” in solidarity with immigrants’ silent prayers while walking around Federal headquarters in Newark, N.J. The walk is inspired by the battle of Jericho when a community’s faith was able to bring down the walls of the fortified city.
Dear Editor: We were among the 200,000 who took part in the Women’s March on Jan. 20 in Manhattan.
In a one-two punch, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines visited detained immigrants in Iowa’s Polk County Jail, Dec. 7, and immediately afterwards, publicly called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act to grant residency to qualified immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors.
A study out of the University of Alabama exploring the link between faith and health demonstrated that those with a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe had fewer negative health issues related to stress.
Regardless of their status under U.S. laws, local immigrants had no question about their status in the Church of Brooklyn and Queens last weekend: They felt welcomed as they came together to share faith in God and unity with each other at the diocesan Migration Day Mass, Nov. 18.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a special Thanksgiving message, offering a particular plea for the protection of migrants and refugee families.
On the morning of Nov. 19, 2016, Pope Francis created Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago a cardinal. That very evening, he took the opportunity afforded by his new position to host a fundraising dinner in the Vatican Museums to benefit immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
We just finished celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The word Hispanic, as we know, has been recently coined to cover immigrants from the 22 Latin-American countries and Spain who speak Spanish and are part of our nation.
At the annual Red Mass for government and legal professionals, Archbishop Jose Gomez made a strong case for America’s tradition of welcoming immigrants and promoting religious freedom. The mass was attended by five justices of the United States Supreme Court.
President Trump has until Oct. 1 to set a deadline as to how many refugees the U.S. will allow this coming fiscal year. The president is reportedly looking to cap the number at 50,000. The USCCB is advocating to admit at least 75,000 refugees.