Friday, March 6, 202008For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on the pastoral care of people displaced within the borders of their own country and the church's mission to serve them.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019023In a wide-ranging report on immigration Nov. 12, U.S. bishops heard a grim landscape facing immigrants and refugees trying to find shelter in the United States. But they also heard of the wide network of Catholic organizations trying to help, even as they, too, face challenges.
Monday, April 29, 2019064Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly being impeded by Mexican officials from reaching the U.S. border. Those migrants who travel the length of Mexico are also being impeded in their attempts to apply for asylum in the United States and remain in precarious...
Friday, March 8, 2019040A popular Catholic-administered respite center for migrants run by Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in the Brownsville Diocese, has found a new location.
Monday, July 2, 20180102The bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States have for weeks expressed outrage and condemned the government's recent practice of separating children from a parent or a family member if they're caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without legal documentation. On July 1, led by the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic...
Wednesday, November 15, 20170575Representatives of various religious denominations and the chiefs of police of Dallas, Farmers Branch and Denton met with hundreds of people gathered at an event sponsored by Dallas Area Interfaith meeting that addressed immigration concerns, among other topics on Nov. 5.
Thursday, October 19, 2017057The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration said some migrants from Honduras and El Salvador cannot safely return to their home countries in the near future and should have a special immigration permit extended.
Friday, November 21, 2014039One day after President Barack Obama announced an executive action intended to temporarily shelter up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, Catholic Charities of Dallas President and CEO Arne Nelson applauded the move, saying it will bring much-needed relief to thousands of undocumented immigrants living in North Texas.
Monday, July 21, 2014035Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell on July 21 cited Scripture in calling for a humane and non-partisan lens as the gateway to addressing the flow of unaccompanied minor children who have crossed the nation’s southwestern border.