Immigrants and refugees, church leaders on immigration issues, government policies on immigration issues

Guatemalans make it to Coachella Valley

The following comes from a Dec. 20 story in the Inland Catholic Byte, a publication of the San Bernardino diocese. Beginning in late October, the Diocese began receiving mostly Guatemalan migrants at locations in the lower Coachella Valley, transported by

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2018-12-29T12:59:30-07:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Tijuana archbishop concelebrates Mass, gives homily in Oakland diocese

Work, humanity and bridges of collaboration are needed to make progress in dealing with migration, advises the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico. The archbishop, Most Rev. Francisco Moreno Barrón, visited the Oakland diocese at the invitation of Bishop Michael C. Barber,

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2019-01-07T11:27:13-07:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |7 Comments

Tijuana archbishop urges solidarity with Central American migrants

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful in his homily on November 25 to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants arriving in the city. Thousands of Central American migrants have reached Tijuana in their attempt

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2018-12-11T15:03:50-07:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Immigration, World|Tags: , , |6 Comments

California, Mexican border bishops meet in Tijuana

As caravans of Honduran and Guatemalan immigrants traveled through Mexico toward the U.S. in a cacophony of media reporting and political rhetoric, a group of California and Mexican bishops met quietly in Tijuana in their annual meeting of prayer and

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2018-11-12T13:44:28-07:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |0 Comments

Judge throws out lawsuit against bishops over immigrant shelters

A federal judge has dismissed the ACLU’s attempt to block the government from delegating the care of immigrant unaccompanied minors and sex-trafficking victims to a Catholic group that opposes birth control and abortion, and transfers those wishing to have an abortion to other shelters. The

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2018-10-16T05:44:15-07:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Statue of Mary envisioned for San Ysidro near U.S.-Mexico border

Inspired by the Statue of Liberty, a 40-foot-tall monument of Mary, mother of Jesus, will stand as a symbol intended to welcome immigrants and refugees headed to the U.S. The statue will go up on the hilltop parking lot of

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2018-12-11T15:30:37-07:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Immigration|Tags: , , , |24 Comments

Six bishops, 16 priests hear confessions, say Mass at ICE detention center

A group of Catholic leaders in California were allowed inside the Adelanto Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center July 25. The delegation, organized by the California Catholic Conference, consisted of six bishops, 16 priests and several nuns and volunteers. During their

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2018-08-02T08:59:11-07:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |9 Comments

In the fight for immigrants, Cardinal Roger Mahony works out of the spotlight

Standing beneath the wooden panels of a church in the San Gabriel Valley, Cardinal Roger Mahony delivered a message that has over decades become a refrain. “Immigrants are our brothers and sisters,” he said, celebrating Mass in Spanish on a recent Sunday.

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2018-07-22T13:16:48-07:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |24 Comments