Tag: Refugees

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Cozzens asked Catholics to support legislation in Congress enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Minnesota’s Catholic bishops plan in early January to initiate a postcard campaign urging Congress to enact DACA before the program ends in March.

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Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

| Bridget Ryder | December 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

The family assigned to Guardian Angels was a married couple with six children, ages 9 to 19, from Myanmar, also known as Burma, in southeast Asia. They were also reunited with an older daughter who had already settled in Minnesota.

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Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

| December 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens will celebrate a Mass of Solidarity
5 p.m. Dec. 9 for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

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Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

| Cindy Wooden | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The government and people of Bangladesh have shown exemplary generosity in welcoming hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, despite great demands placed on already limited resources, Pope Francis said.

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Safe journey: Vatican pushes for global compacts on migration, refugees

Safe journey: Vatican pushes for global compacts on migration, refugees

| Cindy Wooden | September 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

While encouraging Catholics to reach out to migrants and refugees, the Vatican is reaching out to governments as they struggle to work out international policies and principles for dealing with the large number of people fleeing violence and poverty.

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Share the Journey campaign urges Catholics to connect with migrants

Share the Journey campaign urges Catholics to connect with migrants

| Dennis Sadowski | September 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

A prayer here, a share on social media there, a voice of support in a letter to the editor, even a get-to-know-others potluck.

Supporting refugees and migrants can take many forms, and Pope Francis is hoping Catholics around the world will act over the next two years to encounter people on the move.

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Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

| Cindy Wooden | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

With millions of people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty around the globe, individual nations must expand options that make it possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders safely and legally, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: End fear, false beliefs about refugees by getting to know them

Pope: End fear, false beliefs about refugees by getting to know them

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

After praying the Angelus with visitors in St. Peter’s Square June 18, he also asked that people pray for all those who have lost their lives on land or at sea in their attempt to flee for their lives.

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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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For Catholic Charities-served refugee, family trumps fear

For Catholic Charities-served refugee, family trumps fear

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Suad Gele didn’t know about the incoming U.S. president — or his proposed policies’ potential impact on immigrants and refugees — when she came to the United States as a refugee in December 2016.

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Refugee advocates outline arguments for legal action on presidential ban

Refugee advocates outline arguments for legal action on presidential ban

| Dennis Sadowski | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

The breadth of President Donald Trump’s authority to limit refugees entering the United States will be fought in federal court and some of the legal challenges ultimately may end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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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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