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

Republican immigration plan draws hope, criticism

Feb 3, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

An immigration plan by House Republican leaders, aimed at both national security and pathways to legal status for undocumented migrants,... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks with CNA in Rome on Feb. 4, 2013.

Cardinal O'Malley denounces Dominican Republic immigration ruling

Jan 3, 2014

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston is lamenting a court ruling in the Dominican Republic that retroactively strips away citizenship... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Brazilian community of Varginha July 25, 2013.

Pope Francis sends Christmas presents to 2,000 poor immigrants

Dec 18, 2013

Two thousand immigrants at a shelter near the Vatican received simple Christmas presents from Pope Francis on the evening of... Read more

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio at the USCCB Fall General Assembly Nov. 12, 2013.

Church teaching on immigration is a 'humane position'

Dec 13, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The Church’s welcoming stance on immigration is rooted in the person-centered recognition of human dignity, said one of the leading... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles signs a board showing his commitment to fasting for families, Nov. 26, 2013.

Calif. Church, political leaders fast for immigration reform

Nov 30, 2013

Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez and local political leaders have held a 24-hour fast to pray for immigration reform... Read more

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

Unauthorized migrant numbers may be increasing, study finds

Sep 25, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

As the Pope and bishops continue to call for the just and humane treatment of migrants, a new survey has... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013.

Prejudice towards migrants and refugees must end, Pope stresses

Sep 24, 2013

By Elise Harris

In honor of the upcoming World Migration Day, Pope Francis said that the improvement of society demands the end of... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis visits refugees at Jesuit center in Rome

Sep 10, 2013

Just two months after paying a visit to immigrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa, Pope Francis visited a group... Read more

Immigration Rally.

Bishops' immigration outreach based on 'pastoral' concern

Aug 30, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Underlying an effort by U.S. bishops to coordinate messages on the need for comprehensive immigration reform is a profound sense... Read more


Spanish religious sister remembered for devotion to immigrants

Aug 29, 2013

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'

Aug 15, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

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'

Aug 14, 2013

By Elise Harris

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

Aug 6, 2013

By Elise Harris

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

Aug 1, 2013

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

Jul 30, 2013

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 23, 2013

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

Jul 17, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

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

Jul 15, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Jul 8, 2013

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

Jul 1, 2013

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