A Catholic Perspective on Immigration
Below are a summary of the many posts we have written in regard to immigration in this country and the perspective of the Catholic Church on this topic. We have also included posts that our fellow bloggers have written on the topic. If we missed other blogs or posts, let us know.
On this day, May 1st, which is Labor Day for most Latin American countries, many in this country will flock to the streets to demand a humane and comprehensive immigration reform from Congress. Let us condemn deportation and other actions that violate human dignity. Let us pray for a humanization of the people behind the numbers and the statistics, for people to understand the difference between the violation of a civil law and a criminal law, and for a consistent ethic of human life.
John Paul II on illegal immigration
Quote of the Week (Benedict XVI on migration)
Gaudium et spes on respect for dignity
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
Don’t accept pesos or else!
Parents deported with their children
Which sign are you going to hold up?
A Theology of Immigration by Fr. Daniel Groody
President promises jobs to Mexicans
A different perspective on the recent immigration raids
Does CCC 2241 make provision for building the wall
Our last word on the Wall
Welcoming Christ in the Migrant Video
Bishops Call Swift & Co. Raids Divisive