Posts Tagged ‘immigration reform’

Cardinal laments abuse scandals led to cynicism about holiness

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

One of the worst effects of modern clergy sex abuse scandals is cynicism about the call to holiness, a senior cardinal says. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said this at the tenth National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington on May 13. He heads the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors set up by Pope Read more

Bishops say Mass on US-Mexico border to highlight migrant deaths

Friday, April 4th, 2014

A cardinal and 12 bishops celebrated Mass on the United States-Mexico border to commemorate those who died while trying to cross it. Hundreds of would-be migrants trying to cross from Mexico into the US die each year in the desert of dehydration or hypothermia or in shootings by border patrols or vigilantes. The bishops also Read more

Catholic academics push for US immigration reform

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The presidents of more than a third of the 244 Catholic universities and tertiary colleges in the United States have called on Congress to pass immigration reform, saying the current treatment of immigrants is “morally indefensible”. The 93 presidents have appealed directly to all 163 Catholic members of Congress, many of whom are graduates of Read more