Category Archive for: international

Bishop praises House members for proposing citizenship path for immigrants

The U.S. bishops’ migration committee chairman Sept. 15 welcomed a move by House members to include language in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill to provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other immigrants. “We are pleased that the House Committee on the Judiciary has taken this important step, setting up…Read More

Don’t back false claims about St Junipero Serra, Catholics ask California governor

Misleading claims about St. Junipero Serra have made their way into a bill sent to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk, drawing concerns and objections from several Catholic leaders who say the errors shouldn’t stand amid debate about statues of the pioneering Spanish Franciscan missionary. After vandals knocked down a decades-old statue of Serra on the…Read More

Biden Admin Told Refugee Organizations To Prepare For Arrival Of Up To 50,000 Afghans Without Visas

The Biden administration told refugee organizations to prepare for the arrival of up to 50,000 Afghans without visas, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Nine State Department-contracted nonprofits that resettle refugees in the U.S. are trying to recruit more staff and volunteers to help process arriving Afghans, according to the WSJ. Some of the…Read More

Catholic Charities-OKC staff assists with Afghanistan refugee processing in Virginia

Three staff members from Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City are assisting with the processing of Afghan refugees at Fort Lee in Virginia as the crisis in Afghanistan  continues to unfold. Patrick Raglow, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, said his agency, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and U.S. government agencies, is providing…Read More

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Military Diocese Discusses Taliban Invasion

The Taliban’s reign in Afghanistan has raised many questions regarding the safety of women, children and religious minorities. A Catholic priest who is still living in the region has reported the situation on the ground to be chaotic and changing. There are also reports that known Christians have received threatening phone calls. Head of the…Read More

Catholic leaders to meet on immigration

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hosted an emergency meeting with prelates from Central America as well as Vatican representatives June 1-2 in Chicago to set forth a path for the U.S. church’s response to immigration. The meeting included representatives from the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section, bishops from Central America and Mexico, as well…Read More