While the investigations into the very first alleged apparitions at Medjugorje in must continue, Pope Francis said he has doubts about claims that Mary continues to appear in the village of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Memo from the acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, James W. McCament, state conditions in Haiti no longer support its designation for a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) which would force 58,000 people to return to Haiti in an already fragile situation.
Bishop writes a book that grapples with the thorny issues of immigration, regarding both legal immigrants and unauthorized immigrants, as well as education, youth formation, political activism and encouraging voting. But it was written before the political catapulting of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and then his election as president.
Many attended one of several informational forums taking place at parishes around the diocese intended to educate and inform Mexican citizens of their civil and human rights.
Pope Francis speaks to the defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees and the current global migration crisis requires international cooperation and policies that “respect both those who welcome and those who are welcomed.”
This year especially, before we unthinkingly put on our green shirts for the Irish March 17 or our red sweaters for the Italians March 19 or 20, we should pause to remember the past and the lessons it teaches us.
In a time of personal crisis, immigrants in the country without documents are turning in large numbers to their church for spiritual counsel and practical legal assistance through Catholic Charities.
Recalling that Pope Benedict XVI once said that those who live with hope live differently, Auxiliary Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville of Washington said faith communities have a lot to offer immigrant, refugee and other communities currently experiencing fear.
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.
Church leaders in the United States and Mexico acknowledged the need for governments to keep their country secure but said two recent U.S. presidential actions could endanger the lives of immigrants and split border communities.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration criticized President Donald Trump’s executive memorandum to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it would “put immigrant lives needlessly in harm’s way.”