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Gonzaga, Catholic Charities team up to offer immigration legal assistance

Oct 16, 2019

Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane is partnering with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington to offer immigration legal assistance to... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso participates in a binational Mass held in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2017.

El Paso bishop encourages Catholics to overcome racism with acts of inclusion

Oct 15, 2019

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso issued a pastoral letter Sunday reflecting on the area's history of racism and encouraging... Read more

Father Benedetto di Bitonto.

Catholic Center in Jerusalem takes care of the 'forgotten kids' of Israel's immigrant workers

Sep 27, 2019

There are no tourists in Jerusalem’s Talbieh neighborhood. And even locals don’t always notice the Capuchin Franciscans coming and going... Read more

Freeze on Central American aid could cause spike in immigration, Congress told

Sep 26, 2019

The Trump administration’s freeze on foreign aid to three Central American countries is harming the people who live there, and... Read more

A migrant farm worker chats with fellow Catholics at a Mass celebrated near the US-Mexico border, on Sept. 25, 2019.

At US-Mexico border, bishops emphasize bonds of faith and family

Sep 26, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

At a Mass and press conference held at the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, bishops from the... Read more

Cuban asylum seekers wait for an appointment with US authorities in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on May 31, 2019.

Catholic immigration group sues Trump administration over asylum policy

Sep 10, 2019

A Catholic group is suing the Trump administration over the restriction of protections granted to asylum seekers in the U.S.  Read more

Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Gomez at Mass for immigrants: 'We can heal what is broken in America'

Sep 9, 2019

At a Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called migrants to witness to... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark moderates a panel at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Cardinal Tobin blesses immigration protest

Sep 4, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark, blessed a group of protesters on Wednesday, as a they demonstrated in front... Read more

Border bishops 'filled with mourning' over deaths of migrants

Sep 3, 2019

At the end of their recent semi-annual meeting, Catholic bishops from dioceses along the Texas-Mexico border lamented the challenges facing... Read more

White House criticized for push to allow indefinite detention of migrant kids

Aug 21, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The White House announced on Wednesday that it would look to terminate court-approved limits on detention of migrant children and... Read more

Corridori Umanitari event at the Fiumicinio Airport in Rome, Italy, where 70 refugees were welcomed on Oct. 24, 2016.

Priest: We need to address roots of the global migration crisis

Aug 21, 2019

With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community... Read more

Image of a U.S. permanent residency card. Via Shutterstock

New green card rule undermines family unity, bishops say

Aug 13, 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has voiced opposition to a new “public charge” policy that could deny visas and... Read more

Children demonstrate at a Los Angeles meeting for immigration reform. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

Mississippi bishops encourage aid for families affected by ICE raids

Aug 12, 2019

Mississippi’s Catholic bishops are speaking out against last week’s extensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted workers at food... Read more

Asylum seekers in Ciudad Juarez.

El Paso bishop launches fundraiser for asylum seekers stuck in Mexico

Jul 30, 2019

A Catholic diocese has teamed up with a local immigration aid group to help refugees on the western Texas-Mexico border.  Read more

A helper from Doctors Without Borders holds a Nigerian child as a migrant ship arrives at a Sicilian port May 14, 2018.

After deadly shipwreck, Pope Francis appeals for safety of migrants

Jul 28, 2019

By Courtney Mares

As up to 150 migrants are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, Pope Francis... Read more

US bishops say reported shutdown of refugee program is 'disturbing'

Jul 22, 2019

If reports of major cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum programs are true they are alarming, the chair... Read more

Demonstrators during a "Catholic Day of Action" gather in the Russell Senate building on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2019.

Priests and sisters arrested with protestors at immigration demonstration on Capitol Hill

Jul 18, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A group of Catholics were arrested at the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday during a peaceful protest... Read more

Migrants from Honduras on their way to the United States July 10, 2019.

Ariz. Catholic agency hopes to house asylum seekers in unused detention center

Jul 11, 2019

A Catholic agency in Tucson, Arizona is hoping to transform an unused portion of a juvenile detention center into housing... Read more

Head of CRS: Global migrant deaths demand action

Jul 4, 2019

A string of high-profile migrant deaths in the last week should draw our attention to the thousands more that go... Read more

El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz prepares to escort Celsia Palma, 9, from Honduras, before they cross a Port of Entry bridge towards the U.S. on June 27, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

El Paso migrant shelter closes as 'humanitarian crisis' at border continues

Jul 4, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic aid agency in El Paso, Texas, has closed a temporary shelter for migrants and asylum seekers released from... Read more