Tag: Immigration

Church in forefront of helping refugees, immigrants

Church in forefront of helping refugees, immigrants

| January 17, 2013

Here in our archdiocese, our Catholic Charities, with the support of Catholic Services Appeal dollars, has provided migration and refugee services for over 30 years

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Advocates speak up, pray for detained immigrants

Advocates speak up, pray for detained immigrants

| January 2, 2013 | 5 Comments

As the Christmas season draws to a close, a small but passionate group of people will celebrate the Feast of Epiphany, Jan. 6, by praying outside of a detention center near downtown St. Paul.

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Why I changed my mind about undocumented immigrants

Why I changed my mind about undocumented immigrants

| Father Joseph Williams | October 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

When I was a sophomore at Stillwater High School I had a social studies class titled “Contemporary Issues.” As part of the class, we formally debated various controversial topics. I don’t remember much about the class, but I clearly remember taking part in a debate on immigration. A classmate and I argued that those who came across the border without papers broke the law and should therefore be prosecuted.

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Church takes reasonable approach on immigration reform

Church takes reasonable approach on immigration reform

| Don Clemmer | October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s popular in some circles today to portray the Catholic Church as the opposite of reasonable.

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Understanding the church’s teaching on immigration

Understanding the church’s teaching on immigration

| Jessica Zittlow | October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many Catholics have trouble on occasion aligning themselves with the church when it takes a position on matters of public policy.

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State’s bishops call for immigration reform that protects rights and families

State’s bishops call for immigration reform that protects rights and families

| April 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

Concerned about an “inconsistent, ineffective” U.S. immigration system and inadequate state-level attempts at reform, Minnesota’s Catholic bishops are calling for comprehensive immigration reform on the federal level that protects basic human rights and keeps families together.

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‘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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