Posts Tagged ‘US immigration’

I was thirsty and you gave me to drink

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

This Thursday the 11th of August I said the prayer to begin the monthly “walk of a mile” by social action groups, mainly women, calling attention to stopping deportations; the separation of families; the freeing those detained in migrant detention centers; and an end to deaths on the border. We walked to the Federal Courthouse Read more

‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’ — undocumented migrants

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Earth Day

Over 37 years-ago when Annunciation House – a sanctuary and home of hospitality that has served over 100,000 refugees, homeless poor and undocumented workers – was started in El Paso, Texas, founding director Ruben Garcia and a few friends wanted to place themselves among the poor, to see where the poor would lead them. He Read more

Who says men don’t cry?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

“Who says men don’t cry?” is New Zealand Marist priest, Tony O’Connor’s initial reflection of ministering on the border of Mexico and the United States. Part of Fr O’Connor’s ministry, working in the Brownsville Texas parish, is to visit two detention centres, one for captured minor migrants and the other for captured adult migrants. Given their personal circumstance and Read more

US Catholic Church steps up immigration reform campaign

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The Catholic Church in the United States has taken a more active role in pushing for an immigration overhaul that would legalize the millions of people who are in the country illegally. Church leaders have staged fasting and prayer events, starting last week, to spotlight the plight of the immigrant. Church leaders urged Catholics to Read more

US Catholic Church leaders push to overhaul immigration policy

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Catholic bishops and priests from major dioceses across the United States plan to send a coordinated message next month backing changes in immigration policy. News reports said some Church leaders are planning to use Sunday Masses on Sept. 8 to urge congressional passage of a legislative overhaul that includes a path to citizenship for unauthorized Read more