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* National Migration Week

Comments off 3/01/18, 9:36

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Migration Week from January 7-14, 2018. We have celebrated National Migration Week in the United States for nearly 50 years. This week is an opportunity for us to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees and survivors of human trafficking. National Migration Week... (Read more)

* Bishop Swain DACA Statement

Comments off 5/09/17, 15:42 wpadmin

In response to the Executive Order to eliminate the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement concerning the termination of the so-called “Dreamers” immigration program. It seeks to protect those who were brought into the United States as... (Read more)

Living As People of God in Unsettled Times
Below is the statement “Living as People of God in Unsettled Times”, a pastoral reflection on immigration adopted by the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. I fully associate myself with it and urge it be shared and studied by all. It... (Read more)

Dr. Chris and Fr. Andrew discuss a recent address by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles on the topic of immigration

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* TV Mass Homily 7/14/2019

Comments off 13/07/19, 22:26 wpadmin

If you were driving along one of our beautiful country highways, maneuvering the twist and turns, the rises and the valleys, and you saw a car stopped along the side of the road with its hood up or lights flashing, would you stop? If you saw a man slumped along the side of the road,... (Read more)

* Statements on Immigration

Comments off 21/02/18, 17:42 wpadmin

In light of recent debate in Congress and efforts by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services to raise awareness to the DACA measure, I am posting two statements regarding immigration which I issued previously.  In disseminating them once again, I am fully reiterating my pastoral call for Congress to address the DACA program and to... (Read more)

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement concerning the termination of the so-called “Dreamers” immigration program. It seeks to protect those who were brought into the United States as children and therefore with limited knowledge of immigration laws. They should not be punished for actions... (Read more)

* TV Mass Homily 8/20/2017

Comments off 20/08/17, 1:50 wpadmin

This has been another week filled with sadness, violence, and disrespect for life around the world and in our own country. We pray for all those adversely affected in any way and for reconciliation and peace. We look to our Lord Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth and the life to guide us.... (Read more)

* Living As People of God in Unsettled Times

Comments off 23/03/17, 19:22 wpadmin

Below is the statement “Living as People of God in Unsettled Times”, a pastoral reflection on immigration adopted by the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. I fully associate myself with it and urge it be shared and studied by all. It thoughtfully and beautifully encapsulates the teachings of the Church... (Read more)

* Statement on Immigration

Comments off 14/02/11, 17:32 wpadmin

Several bills have been introduced into the South Dakota Legislature that seek to address the complex issue of immigration.

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WASHINGTON—The cry of a father and his baby daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande reaches heaven itself. This unspeakable consequence of a failed immigration system, together with growing reports of inhumane conditions for children in the custody of the federal government at the border, shock the conscience and demand immediate action. Cardinal Daniel N.... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11-14.

During the assembly, the bishops will discuss and vote on bishop accountability measures to respond to the abuse crisis and will also hear reports from the National Advisory Council and an annual... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, Texas, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in response to the President’s remarks today on his proposed immigration reform plan.  Full statement follows:

“While we... (Read more)

The 2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and 16 collaborating organizations, attracts 500+ participants from around the country and seeks to equip current and emerging leaders in Catholic social ministry and advocacy to cultivate God’s justice in their communities and around the world. This year’s theme is... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – Bishop Joseph Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the Committee on Migration issued the following statement calling for the President and Congressional leaders to create a border solution and end the government shut-down.

Bishop Vasquez’s full statement follows:

“Secure borders and humane treatment of those fleeing persecution and seeking a better life are... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be held in most parishes the weekend of November 17-18 to coincide with the Second World Day of the Poor.

Nearly 40 million people live in poverty in the United States. This collection supports the work of groups that allow... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, Sister Donna Markham, OP, Phd, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services issued an statement... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. –  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), released its report today, entitled Serving Separated and Reunited Families: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward to Promote Family Unity, which documents the work of Catholic and Lutheran agencies who assisted the Administration with reuniting separated families during... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Trump v. Hawaii, which involves a challenge to President Donald Trump’s Proclamation No. 9645 restricting travel from several predominantly Muslim-majority countries.  The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling upheld the travel ban.

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, chair of the U.S.... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security has recently acknowledged implementation of the policy of separating families arriving at the U.S./Mexico Border. Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in response:

“Forcibly separating children from their... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Joseph A. Pepe, 75, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada, and has named Bishop George L. Thomas as his successor, up until now the Bishop of Helena, Montana.

The resignation and appointment were publicized in Washington, February 28, 2018, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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Washington, D.C. – Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), along with USCCB vice-president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez,chairman, USCCB Committee on Migration, have issued a call to U.S. Catholics and people of good will across the nation to take part in a... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – After the Trump Administration released its federal budget proposal, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, and the Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic... (Read more)

The following statement has been issued by James Rogers, chief communications officer for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), emphasizing the USCCB position that all human beings are made in the image and likeness of God and therefore deserving of our respect and compassion.

Full statement follows:

“Reports of recent disparaging remarks about... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers a National Migration Week message to the nation with special gratitude for the gift of immigrants and refugees.

Cardinal DiNardo’s statement as follows:  

“On Sunday, the Catholic Church across the United States will celebrate the... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering will take place February 3-6, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

The Gathering, organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and 16 collaborating organizations, attracts more than 500 participants from around the country and seeks to equip Catholic leaders and emerging leaders to... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – Jonathan J. Reyes, Ph.D., has been appointed as Assistant General Secretary for Integral Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), based in Washington D.C. In the newly established position, Dr. Reyes will become executive administrator of the Office of Government Relations while also continuing to oversee the Department... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet in Baltimore, November 13-14, for their fall general assembly. During the assembly, the bishops will elect a new secretary for the Conference as well as five committee chairs. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, will also give his first address to the body... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, says that the newly proposed RAISE Act would cause our nation to turn its back on those setting out to build better lives, weaken family bonds and impact the nation’s ability... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – Over 750,000 youth have received protection from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) since its inception by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2012.  While DACA provides no legal status, it does provide recipients with a temporary reprieve from deportation and employment authorization for legal work opportunities in the United States.

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Indianapolis, IN – Recognizing the continued urgency for comprehensive immigration reform, a humane refugee policy and a safe border, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has extended the bishops Working Group on Immigration.

Cardinal DiNardo made the announcement on the second day of the 2017 Spring General... (Read more)

Indianapolis, IN – The chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Working Group on Immigration, and the Committee on Migration, presented an oral report to the full body of bishops on the work done to advance collaboration in developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for refugees and immigrants. The presentation took place at the U.S. Conference... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for their annual Spring General Assembly, June 14-15, in Indianapolis. During the assembly, the full body of bishops will address issues of immigration and refugees, religious freedom at home and abroad as well as health care policy developments. The bishops will also begin... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – On January 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that, among other things: suspends issuance of visas and other immigration benefits to nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days; indefinitely suspends resettlement of refugees from Syria, which is also predominantly Muslim, subject to a possible exception for... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The following is a joint statement from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on National Migration Week, taking place January 8-14, 2017.

Full messages as follows:

Beginning Sunday,... (Read more)

Washington, D.C. – The follow statement has been issued by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in support of Pope Francis’ video message issued today during National Migration Week. National Migration Week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of immigrants, refugees, migrants and survivors of human... (Read more)

After the Magi had left, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise and take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him. (Mt 2:13)

As we enter a new calendar... (Read more)

With the national and state elections in the offing, below is an edited version of a statement I issued in 2012 which is as applicable today as it was four years ago:

We are in the midst of one of the most contentious elections in memory, as the screaming ads and commentators attest. Through seemingly... (Read more)