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Archbishop likens immigrants to 'Les Misérables' hero

Apr 12, 2013 - 02:01 am .- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami made a plea for immigration reform at a rally on Saturday, noting that like the hero of “Les Misérables,” migrants wish to “redeem themselves with honest work.”

Pope to visit Rome center for undocumented refugees

Apr 9, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- A priest in Rome says Pope Francis personally called him to say he will visit the Astalli Center, a local facility run by the Jesuits, that helps thousands of undocumented refugees – many with tragic histories.

Archbishop Aquila says immigrants can help renew US Catholicism

Apr 6, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said that immigrants should be welcomed as people with human dignity who can aid the renewal of Christianity and Catholic culture in the U.S.

US bishops fund aid projects in Haiti, Latin America

Apr 4, 2013 - 04:59 pm .- A U.S. bishops’ subcommittee has approved over $3.1 million dollars in funding for pastoral work in Latin America, including the continued reconstruction of Haiti and World Youth Day pilgrimage efforts.

DC youth salsa dance for immigrant outreach

Mar 28, 2013 - 04:12 am .- A recent Latin-style party in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of young adults for a night of music, food and salsa dancing that benefited Catholic outreach to low-income immigrants.

America's 'soul' at risk over immigration, Archbishop Gomez warns

Mar 22, 2013 - 12:21 pm .- Addressing America's immigration problem, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles urged religious believers to recall the nation to an understanding of human dignity based on its biblical roots.

Catholic charities back lower tuition for immigrants

Mar 6, 2013 - 12:02 am .- Colorado's three Catholic Charities agencies have stated their support for a bill which would allow some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at the state's universities.

Legal reform emphasized during National Migration Week

Jan 8, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops' migration committee is calling for prayer and action during National Migration Week to ease the struggles of immigrants coming to America.

Bishops renew call for comprehensive immigration reform

Nov 14, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- The U.S. bishops are reiterating their appeal to President Obama and the newly elected members of Congress to enact just and humane immigration reform within the coming year.

Law reuniting immigrant families gains support from US bishops

Jul 30, 2012 - 03:45 pm .- The U.S. bishops have joined more than 130 organizations urging legislation to help reunite children who have been separated from family members due to immigration measures against their parents.

New San Francisco archbishop vows to support marriage, immigrants

Jul 27, 2012 - 05:07 pm .- Shortly after his appointment to lead the Archdiocese of San Francisco was announced, Archbishop-designate Salvatore J. Cordileone committed to defend marriage and serve the needy, particularly immigrants, in his new position.

Poll finds Americans respect immigrants, want 'non-partisan' solution

Jun 26, 2012 - 02:05 am .- Most Americans have a respectful view of immigrants, and would support long-term measures to make legal residence possible, a Knights of Columbus-Marist poll has found.

Archbishop Gomez gives mixed response to immigration ruling

Jun 25, 2012 - 05:33 pm .- The Supreme Court's decision on an Arizona immigration law drew both praise and concern from the bishops' leader on migration issues, as well as a renewed call for federal immigration reform.

US bishops appreciate reprieve for some immigrants

Jun 15, 2012 - 03:37 pm .- The U.S. bishops' conference offered its praise for a June 15 presidential order halting the deportation of younger immigrants who would have been eligible for benefits of the proposed DREAM Act.

Pope says immigrants could revitalize US Church

May 18, 2012 - 02:03 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI says that Catholic immigrants to the United States could play a crucial role in the renewal of the Church and society.

Cardinal launches foundation to assist immigrants, refugees

Mar 6, 2006 - 10:00 pm .- One of Canada’s cardinals has launched a foundation to assist immigrants and refugees. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec, began the foundation with a $20,000 personal donation and a matching donation from his archdiocese.

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