Tag: Border

Knights continue humanitarian efforts to help dioceses provide aid to migrants

Knights continue humanitarian efforts to help dioceses provide aid to migrants

| Rhina Guidos | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

A border divides them, but when it comes to helping the men, women and children caught in the immigration drama playing out in the area that straddles Mexico and the United States, Catholic dioceses are acting as one humanitarian body.

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Recalling the harrowing trip to and across the border as a child

Recalling the harrowing trip to and across the border as a child

| Rhina Guidos | August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bessy Jovel takes deep breaths, sometimes gentle gulps to talk about the trip of almost 2,000 miles she made as an 8-year-old from El Salvador to the U.S.-Mexico border almost 30 years ago.

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Pro-life groups’ campaign provides items to mothers, babies at border

Pro-life groups’ campaign provides items to mothers, babies at border

| Elizabeth Bachmann | July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Shoelaces, rosaries, diapers, shampoo, Chapstick, baby wipes, water. Basic things that affirm one’s humanity. These are the items that the #Bottles2TheBorder campaign fought to provide for immigrant mothers and their babies as they crossed into America.

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‘Migrants are persons like us’: Border bishops offer prayers after deaths

‘Migrants are persons like us’: Border bishops offer prayers after deaths

| Rhina Guidos | July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops from both sides of the border near McAllen, Texas, issued a joint statement expressing condolences to the families of migrant children and parents who recently drowned trying to cross the river into the United States.

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Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

| Rhina Guidos | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border between the two countries.

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Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

| Rhina Guidos | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of city commissioners in the border city of McAllen, Texas, voted in mid-February to remove from a building a popular Catholic-administered center run by Sister Norma Pimentel, who has been praised by Pope Francis for her work with migrants.

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Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

| Rhina Guidos | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more “somber” experience, visiting detained migrant children living temporarily within the walls of a converted Walmart.

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Catholic leaders react to Trump’s plan to send National Guard to border

Catholic leaders react to Trump’s plan to send National Guard to border

| Carol Zimmermann | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders in Texas criticized President Donald Trump’s April 4 announcement that he would be deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Archbishop Hebda calls for prayers, understanding after Trump’s immigration actions

Archbishop Hebda calls for prayers, understanding after Trump’s immigration actions

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

“We join the Holy Father in reaffirming our Catholic teaching on the dignity of each human life and commit ourselves not only to prayer but also to supporting efforts for those of various viewpoints to come together to work for the common good, to make sure that our laws are just, fair and enforceable as well as compassionate, and to do all that we can to make sure families are kept intact, recognizing that families are the principal building blocks of a civilized society,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Border children and a consistent ethic of life

Border children and a consistent ethic of life

| Jason Adkins | August 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

The humanitarian crisis on the Mexican border has become a major issue in the public discourse. It has generated a heated political debate that has sometimes obscured the human face of the problem and the actual needs of the unaccompanied minors.

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