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Spanish religious sister remembered for devotion to immigrants

Franciscan Sister Teresa Losada, known in Spain as “the nun of the immigrants,” died Aug. 25 at the age of... Read more

Migrant workers from Mexico pick cucumbers on a farm in Blackwater, Virginia.

Most Americans would find immigration wait 'unthinkable'

While undocumented immigrants often face blame for circumventing U.S. law, American immigration policy is so broken that it produces wait... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

New York cardinal warns of rampant 'disposable culture'

At a recent Knights of Columbus event, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and other Church leaders warned against... Read more

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio gives the homily during the opening Mass of the KC Supreme Convention Aug. 6, 2013.

Archbishop lauds work of Knights, urges immigration reform

At the Knights of Columbus' annual meeting, Texas Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller praised the group for its worldwide charitable work and... Read more

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago.

Illinois cardinal defends marriage, decision to defund campaign

Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, Ill., is defending his decision to cease funding of an immigration organization after it... Read more

Sofia Gonzalez near the town of Tequila, in Jalisco Mexico.

Young woman recalls deep pain, joy of immigrating to America

A young woman who immigrated to the U.S. with her family from Guadalajara, Mexico, recalls the 11 years of paperwork... Read more

Archbishop Jose H Gomez.

Care for the stranger a 'sacred duty,' archbishop teaches

Drawing on Sunday's reading about Abraham's hospitality to his three visitors, Archbishop José Gomez taught during a Mass in recognition... Read more

Bishop David M. O'Connell of the Diocese of Trenton.

Bishop calls for social action to address migrants’ challenges

Bishop David O'Connell has issued a pastoral statement challenging Catholics to reach across partisan boundaries to pray and act for... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the faithful during his July 8, 2013 visit to Lampedusa, Italy. ANSA/CIRO FUSCO.

Pope's island visit carried light to end of world

After the unexpected July 8 visit from Pope Francis, the little Italian island of Lampedusa received “an electric shock,” because... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience, May 22, 2013.

Comfort makes us indifferent to suffering of migrants, Pope says

Seeking to “reawaken” consciences, Pope Francis visited an Italian island which is the destination of African emigrants and said that... Read more


Pope will travel to Italian island to pray for immigrants

Pope Francis will travel to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on July 8 to pray for immigrants who died... Read more

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. (File photo/CNA).

Be not afraid of immigrants, Archbishop Gomez encourages

In a new book marking Independence Day, the archbishop of Los Angeles addresses immigration reform in the context of the... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Cardinal Dolan praises immigration bill as step forward

Stressing that immigration reform is needed to “correct injustices,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said that the proposed bill in the... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles speaks during a press conference at the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

US bishops praise immigration bill's advance in senate

The U.S. bishops welcomed a U.S. Senate committee's passage of a major immigration bill as an “important step,” urging the... Read more


Study shows undocumented immigrants largely Christian

A new study says that undocumented immigrants to the U.S. tend to be more Christian than the general population, while... Read more

Migrant workers from Mexico load cucumbers into a truck on a farm in Blackwater, Virginia.

Survey finds strong Catholic support for immigration changes

A survey commissioned by the U.S. bishops finds that almost 80 percent of Catholics support legal changes that allow immigrants... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez

Bishops cautiously hopeful on immigration plan

Prominent U.S. bishops have expressed support for the immigration reform bill recently introduced in the Senate, although they noted that... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez welcomes immigration reform proposal

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles applauded the introduction of legislation to change the U.S. immigration system, while pledging... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a rally on immigration in Miami on April 6, 2013.

Archbishop likens immigrants to 'Les Misérables' hero

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami made a plea for immigration reform at a rally on Saturday, noting that like the... Read more


Pope to visit Rome center for undocumented refugees

A priest in Rome says Pope Francis personally called him to say he will visit the Astalli Center, a local... Read more