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Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Meet the bishop who weaves Gospel verses, art, and Tolkien into his ministry

There are bishops who may or may not tweet with any regularity, and then there’s “Amigo de Frodo”, who provides... Read more

US bishops oppose Trump immigration plan, say families are foundational

Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced concern over President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan, stressing that families should be... Read more

A delegation of US bishops visit Sister Norma Pimentel at the Catholic Charities Immigrant Respite Center in McAllen Texas, July 1, 2018.

After order to vacate residential area, McAllen Catholic immigration center to move downtown

After a close vote, McAllen, Texas officials approved a new downtown location for a Catholic immigration relief center that was... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo

US House asks court to block funding for border wall

Lawyers representing the US House of Representatives on Tuesday filed a motion in federal court to block funding for the... Read more

Don’t deport people who don’t deserve it, Catholic bishops tell Senate

American residents deserve permanent legal protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship if they came to the U.S. as... Read more

A memorial to Irish priests who have served in Wyoming.

The last Irish priest in Wyoming

“I am the last F.B.I.: foreign-born Irish,” Father Tom Sheridan, a retired priest of the Cheyenne diocese, told CNA.  Read more

Fr. Marcio Toniazzon with a group of immigrants.

Migrants are revitalizing the Church in Chile, missionary priest says

For six years, Fr. Marcio Toniazzo has worked as the director of immigration services for the Archdiocese of Santiago in... Read more

Venezuelan migrants waiting to enter the Divine Providence House in Cucuta, Colombia.

Colombian diocese has served 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants

The Diocese of Cúcuta in Colombia reported this week that it has provided 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants affected... Read more

Catholic leaders speak out against 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Catholic leaders released a statement this week in disagreement with the United States’ expansion of a policy that restricts asylum... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis: Be not afraid of migrants

Pope Francis said Friday that people need to overcome their fear of migrants and refugees, and look for the face... Read more

As population plummets, Hungary to end income tax for moms of at least four

In an effort to encourage Hungarians to have more babies, the prime minister of the country has announced that women... Read more

Trump admin: Reuniting migrant families may not be possible

In a court filing last week, the Trump administration argued that it may not be possible to reunite thousands of... Read more

Detaining migrant children 'immoral and inhumane,' says Catholic group joining lawsuit

More than 10,000 migrant children still detained by the U.S. government are wrongly being used to lure undocumented family members... Read more

Catholic Relief Services: Immigration action must consider root causes

In the ongoing discussions surrounding immigration, part of the solution must involve looking at the factors that drive people to... Read more

The US-Mexico border in Arizona.

Catholics in US express frustration over border security stalemate

On Tuesday evening, US President Donald Trump highlighted humanitarian problems present along the US-Mexico border and issued a call for... Read more

Central American Migrants.

At USCCB conference, advocate explains immigrant recruitment fraud

An immigrant rights group hopes the Maryland legislature will protect migrant workers in the state from labor trafficking and fraud... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo.

Texas diocese says border wall on Church land violates religious freedom

The Diocese of Brownsville, Texas is pushing back against a government effort to use Church property to aid in the... Read more

Members of a Central American caravan heading toward the US.

Federal judge sides with asylum-seeking migrants, blocks Trump order

The Trump administration’s new rules limiting asylum for undocumented immigrants was wrong, says a federal judge who ruled they can... Read more

Trump’s plan for birthright citizenship flawed, says Catholic U law professor

A plan floated by President Donald Trump to end “birthright citizenship” through an executive order is likely unconstitutional, according to... Read more

For families separated at the border, Catholics and Lutherans work together

Catholic and Lutheran agencies jointly released a report Oct. 17 to document the two agencies’ role in helping to reunite... Read more