Tag: Immigration

‘Unlocking the Gate in Our Hearts’

‘Unlocking the Gate in Our Hearts’

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

A statement of the Catholic bishops of Minnesota on the need for federal immigration reform

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Coming to America

Coming to America

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Immigrants give back to communities they now call home

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Bishops offer blueprint for treatment of immigrants

Bishops offer blueprint for treatment of immigrants

| December 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this week that it would hear a case involving a controversial Arizona law that, among other things, makes it a crime under state law for illegal immigrants to work or try to find work, and that requires police to determine the immigration status of anyone they stop or arrest if they believe the person might be in the country illegally.

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The DREAM Act and the need for moral creativity

The DREAM Act and the need for moral creativity

| Jessica Zittlow | August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

American immigration reform remains a heated political issue. But it is not just a theoretical political issue; it is a humanitarian one that impacts the basic dignity and life of a person, and at a broader level, the common good. It is foremost a moral issue.

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Letter: Don’t overlook the need for immigration reform

Letter: Don’t overlook the need for immigration reform

| July 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

I buried his ashes today, Sunday, with well over 200 tearful family members, friends and well-wishers present, among them his 17 year-old stepson whom I baptized when he was an infant.

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Immigration reform must protect families, human dignity

Immigration reform must protect families, human dignity

| Katie Conlin | May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following is a legislative update provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.

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Latinos bring ‘life, vitality’ to U.S. Catholic Church

Latinos bring ‘life, vitality’ to U.S. Catholic Church

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Catholic Church is at a “critical moment” in its history, said a panelist at a recent conference on immigration and the church. With Latinos making up more than half of U.S. population growth in the past decade, how the church responds to Latino newcomers will largely determine its future success.

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Uprooted: Immigrants recount journey to the U.S.

Uprooted: Immigrants recount journey to the U.S.

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Eugene Michel, pastor at Sacred Heart in St. Paul, has told The Catholic Spirit that he believes many of the people who attend his church are undocumented immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and other countries.

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Crossing in faith: Immigrant couple describes life in the shadows

Crossing in faith: Immigrant couple describes life in the shadows

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Miguel, 37, and Gabriela, 40, crossed the U.S.-Mexico border unauthorized 10 years ago in search of work and a better future for themselves and their two children, now ages 16 and 10.

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Church’s teaching on immigration explained

Church’s teaching on immigration explained

| March 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

In their 2003 pastoral letter, “Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope,” the U.S. bishops applied the Gospel and papal teachings to U.S. immigration policy. The following governing principles as to how the church should respond to immigration policy proposals are explained in the letter:

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Immigration policy ‘unjust,’ says St. Paul pastor

Immigration policy ‘unjust,’ says St. Paul pastor

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Here at Sacred Heart, as I look out over the congregations on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, I wager (something I cannot prove) that some 90-95 percent are undocumented,” Father Eugene wrote in a Feb. 15 e-mail to The Catholic Spirit. (He prefers to use his first name, according to Franciscan tradition.)

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Dear Congress: Dare to DREAM (Act)

Dear Congress: Dare to DREAM (Act)

| Mar Muñoz-Visoso | November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

I didn’t used to be fan of sending messages to Congress. I thought too often it was the work of powerful interests manipulating average Americans to their convenience. Or when there was a cause I considered worth speaking up for, I thought massive post card campaigns or even personal, individualized letters were a waste of time. “What were the chances my letter was going to be read among the hundreds of thousands each congressman or woman receives each year? I’ll speak up at the time of elections,” I thought, and perhaps march in a rally or two if I felt the need to make extra noise about some issue.

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