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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

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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

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

Be not afraid of immigrants, Archbishop Gomez encourages

Jun 28, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

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

Jun 10, 2013

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

May 23, 2013

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

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Study shows undocumented immigrants largely Christian

May 18, 2013

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

Apr 27, 2013

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

Apr 22, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

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

Apr 17, 2013

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

Apr 12, 2013

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

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Pope to visit Rome center for undocumented refugees

Apr 9, 2013

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

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila. File Photo/CNA.

Archbishop Aquila says immigrants can help renew US Catholicism

Apr 6, 2013

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said that immigrants should be welcomed as people with human dignity who can aid... Read more

Men build transitional shelter kits in Haiti, two years after the earthquake.

US bishops fund aid projects in Haiti, Latin America

Apr 4, 2013

A U.S. bishops’ subcommittee has approved over $3.1 million dollars in funding for pastoral work in Latin America, including the... Read more

The Spanish Catholic Center's Música y Sueños benefit was held at the US Chamber of Commerce on March 22, 2013. Courtesy of Catholic Charites of the Archdiocese of Washington.

DC youth salsa dance for immigrant outreach

Mar 28, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A recent Latin-style party in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of young adults for a night of music, food and salsa... Read more

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.

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

Mar 22, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Addressing America's immigration problem, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles urged religious believers to recall the nation to an understanding... Read more

Empty classroom.

Catholic charities back lower tuition for immigrants

Mar 6, 2013

Colorado's three Catholic Charities agencies have stated their support for a bill which would allow some undocumented students to pay... Read more