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EC Immigration Round-up

January 13, 2007

As National Migration Week in the U.S. Catholic Church comes to a close, we’ve gathered together our various posts on immigration below.

We were surprised at how few American Catholic blogs even mentioned National Migration Week, especially as it coincided with Pope Benedict XVI’s comments on migration in his January 8th address to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. Those bloggers who did mention and discuss this important week in the U.S. Catholic Church are to be commended for their compassion and attentiveness to our social realities and the corresponding Catholic response to those realities.

Papal Perspectives and Conciliar Teachings
John Paul II on the care for migrants

John Paul II on illegal immigration

Quote of the Week (Benedict XVI on migration)

Gaudium et spes on respect for dignity

U.S. Bishops
Archbishop Chaput’s column

Archbishop Wilton Gregory on the role of the Catholic Church in the immigration debate

U.S Bishops against building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border
Bishops of Arizona: A Pastoral Letter on Immigration

National Migration Week: January 7-13
USCCB’s immigration reform website: Justice for Immigration – A Journey of Hope


Encouragement from the USCCB office


Political and Social Issues

Don’t accept pesos or else!

Parents deported with their children

Which sign are you going to hold up?

Immigrant stories

A Theology of Immigration by Fr. Daniel Groody

President promises jobs to Mexicans

A different perspective on the recent immigration raids

EC on building an immigration fence/wall

The Problem with American “Papist”

Does CCC 2241 make provision for building the wall

Our last word on the Wall

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