Category Archives: Life Justice & Advocacy

National Migration Week is Jan. 6-12

“We must never forget, however, that migrants, rather than simply being a statistic, are first of all persons who have faces, names and individual stories.”  – Pope Francis  National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country Jan. 6-12, 2019. This year’s theme, “Building Communities of Welcome,” encourages us to discover opportunities to engage with migrants as… Read More

Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, Presidents of Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Legal Immigration Network Issued Statement Regarding Their Deep Concern About Restricting Access to Asylum

WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, Sister Donna Markham, OP, Phd, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services issued an statement reiterating that… Read More

U.S. Bishops Approved “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

BALTIMORE— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved today, during its November General Assembly, the formal statement, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” A Pastoral Letter Against Racism. The full body of bishops approved it by a two-thirds majority vote of 241 to 3 with 1 abstention. The USCCB Cultural Diversity… Read More