Tag: Immigrants

New statue honors Mother Cabrini for devotion to immigrants, children, the poor

New statue honors Mother Cabrini for devotion to immigrants, children, the poor

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the patron of immigrants, now stands overlooking the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

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Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

| Rhina Guidos | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

From a darkened room, the immigrant spoke in mid-March via Skype to a reporter from the TV station Guatevision, which focuses on issues pertaining to Guatemalans in and outside of the country.

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New documentary looks at immigrants’ integration into U.S. heartland

New documentary looks at immigrants’ integration into U.S. heartland

| Mark Pattison | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Filmmakers Michael McGlinn and John Altman set out to, in McGlinn’s words, “elevate the conversation” about immigration with their new documentary, “Immigrants in the Heartland: Who Are We Following?”

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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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