Video replay:  Mass on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 9AM Pacific/Noon Eastern


Led by His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston, the bishops commemorated the deaths of migrants in the desert and prayed for immigration reform. Click here or on the image above to watch a recording of the Mass.  Fast forward to the 10:35 mark of the video for the start of the Mass.

 

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What's New at JFI

Mass on the Border
On April 1, Catholic Bishops will pray for Immigration
Reform and those who have died trying to cross the Border
Mass flyer   |   Activities to do in solidarity  |   Reported by the Ignatian Solidarity Network
View the live video stream of the Mass

USCCB Migration Committee to Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border to Remember Fallen Migrants, Highlight Human Consequences of Broken Immigration System
March 6, 2014
Read   |   En Español   |   Reported in L’Osservatore Romano

Video: The Dignity of Immigrants
March 2014
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Archbishop José Gomez: What can we do now on immigration reform?
February 21, 2014
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Washington Post: Cardinal McCarrick meets with Boehner on immigration
February 6, 2014
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USCCB Chair ‘strongly encouraged’ by House Republican immigration reform principles, pledges to work with all to pass humane immigration reform legislation
January 31, 2014
Congress must seize this moment to fix broken system
Principles diverge from USCCB position, but seen as starting point
Bipartisan cooperation needed to produce agreement
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Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle: Immigration reform would lift immigrant families out of poverty, benefit nation
January 1, 2014
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NY Times: Boehner Is Said to Back Change on Immigration
January 1, 2014
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Current state of U.S. immigration `an offense against God,’ say bishops
November 29, 2013
Catholic News Service (courtesy of CatholicPhilly.com): SAN ANTONIO (CNS) — In a new pastoral letter “Families Beyond Borders,” the bishops of the border region of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico humanize the immigration debate by placing it in a moral context with specific illustrations of struggling children and families.    Read   |   Video   |   Read “Families Beyond Borders”   |   En Español: Familia Mas Alla De las Fronteras

Citing "great moral urgency," USCCB President calls on House of Representatives to pass immigration reform legislation
November 7, 2013
Cardinal Dolan also wrote that keeping undocumented workers as a permanent underclass is a “stain on the soul of our nation.”    Read   |   Read the letter   |   More   |   En Español

At 'Justice for Immigrants' Mass, bishop calls Jesus 'divine immigrant'
October 17, 2013
Jesus was the "divine immigrant" who lived his life "traveling from place to place," Bishop O'Connell told the congregation at Mass.    Read   |   Read more and see video   |   Photos

Guest Column by Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, VA and Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond, VA
October 13, 2013
Richmond Times-Dispatch: We write as bishops whose own families immigrated to this country from Italy. We live in a commonwealth settled by immigrants from Europe, and now populated by people from every corner of the globe. As they always have, immigrants sit among us in our pews and our classrooms. Many of those we interact with every day, including our co-workers and employees, are immigrants. They live in our neighborhoods and pay taxes in our communities. They are our neighbors.    Read

Denver Post: Colorado bishops' pastoral letter urges broad immigration reform
October 1, 2013
Read   |   Read the Colorado bishops' pastoral letter   |   En Español

Video: Parishioners advocate of immigration reform
September 23, 2013
WHSV TV-3 News (Harrisonburg, VA)    View video

Video on immigration by Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis
September 10, 2013
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Homily by Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock
September 8, 2013
When we reject a stranger we are rejecting Christ.   Read

Archbishop George Lucas writing from Omaha
September 6, 2013
Getting involved in immigration reform is about more than law, it's about faith.   Read

Catholic Conference of Kentucky video on immigration
August 21, 2013
A Window of Opportunity to Reform Our Immigration System    Read   |   View video

Iowa Catholic Conference Statement on Immigration Reform
August 14, 2013
We encourage the Catholic community to contact their members ...in the House of Representatives (to) support immigration reform legislation.   Read   |   En Español

Archbishop Charles Chaput writing from Philadelphia 
August 7, 2013
Security, immigration reform and human dignitiy: Most undocumented immigrants in the U.S. – the vast majority — never commit a violent act, have no desire to undermine the common good and contribute productively to American prosperity.   Read   |   En Español

Sioux City bishop criticizes Rep. Steve King's immigration comments
July 29, 2013
Sioux City Journal: "I am disappointed by Rep. King's remarks, which speak of migrants in a way that undermines their human dignity and the respect owed them as children of God."   Read   |   More


Catholic college officials urge Congress to pass reform
July 18, 2013
Washington Post: More than 90 Catholic university heads urged their fellow Catholics in Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.   Read   |   More   |   Read the letter

An Open Letter to Minnesota Congresspersons
June 26, 2013
A Christian Call for Immigration Reform
Read   |   Press Release from the Minnesota Catholic Conference

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
June 20, 2013
Letter from the Wisconsin Catholic Conference on S. 744.   Read

Bishop of Bismarck writes to North Dakota's U.S. Senators
June 18, 2013
Bishop David Kagan: "Your support crucial for just immigration reform."   Read

Survey: Strong Catholic support for immigration reform
April 19, 2013
Nearly eighty percent of Catholic voters support earned citizenship. Catholics need to contact their legislators.   News Release   |   En Español   |   Survey Summary   |   Survey

Cardinal Dolan interview on MSNBC
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, discusses immigration and the GOP in an interview on MSNBC.   Watch the interview

 
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