Tag: Immigrants

Nations are built by migrants, pope says

Nations are built by migrants, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries do not develop by themselves; they are built by migrants, Pope Francis said.

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Justice for immigrants

Justice for immigrants

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have the chance to meet some of our local immigrant young adults and young people, the issues that are currently being debated in Washington take on a different tone.

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Avoiding deportation: Shifting policies leave many on tenterhooks

Avoiding deportation: Shifting policies leave many on tenterhooks

| Mark Pattison | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immigrants facing deportation have won the occasional judicial victory, but getting a judge to hear their case poses the bigger problem in immigrants’ desperate attempt to stay in the United States.

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Parish, school leaders affirm deportation fears affecting families

Parish, school leaders affirm deportation fears affecting families

| May 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

“The children are not immune to what Washington says or what the president says; quite the contrary. They are very much affected by it,” said Brad Capouch, Incarnation’s administrator. “Kids who go to school are concerned about leaving their parents and not knowing if their parents are going to be there when they come home.”

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Feeling Christ’s pain through others

Feeling Christ’s pain through others

| Lynda McDonnell | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Easter season, I’ve been thinking a good deal about the nature of Christian faith and the wildly different varieties on display these days — Coptic Christians persecuted in Egypt; Pope Francis’ call to mercy; and some American groups’ campaigns to expel immigrants, expand gun rights, shrink government and tilt the economic system even more in favor of the rich. An alien from another planet would be understandably confused by the message and meaning of that Judean man from 2,000 years ago.

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Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says

Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees must come before any other question when enacting migration policies, Pope Francis said.

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Author explores meaning of Irish heritage in new book

Author explores meaning of Irish heritage in new book

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are the “Irish” who emerge once a year to embrace St. Patrick’s Day festivities, and then there are the Irish who can trace their lineage to the Emerald Isle. James Rogers is one of the latter. Regrettably, though, he’s one generation shy of claiming Irish citizenship.

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Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Addressing the fear of immigrants, dissatisfaction with a “fluid economy” and the impatience and vitriol seen in politics and society, Pope Francis told Rome university students to practice a kind of “intellectual charity” that promotes dialogue and sees value in diversity.

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Trump’s ban of refugees ignites firestorm, but also gains support

Trump’s ban of refugees ignites firestorm, but also gains support

| January 30, 2017 | 3 Comments

As President Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States in the guise of refugees, the action brought quick response from Catholic and other religious leaders.

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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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Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

| December 12, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catholic Church will not abandon immigrants and refugees, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and other leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis wrote in a letter to immigrants Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Archbishop Hebda and company referenced the birth of Jesus since he “was born in a manger away from his home” and the “Holy Family themselves experienced a time as refugees in Egypt.” The archbishop wrote the joint letter for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12 since the USCCB called for a National Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees that day.

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Church leaders seek to calm fears for migrants worried about Trump

Church leaders seek to calm fears for migrants worried about Trump

| Rhina Guidos | November 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

At a Nov. 14 news conference in Baltimore, Archbishop Jose Gomez talked about the reaction, following the recent outcome of the U.S. presidential election, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — home to a large number of immigrants, including many Latinos but also immigrants from places such as the Philippines, China, Korea and Vietnam.

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