Category Archive for: immigration

Democrats Seek to Codify Roe v Wade: What this Means for Pro-Lifers

  President Joe Biden is suggesting that the leaked Supreme Court opinion is not just about abortion and that it could have a negative impact on people in other ways. Conservative Strategist and Former President and CEO of Americans United for Life, Charmaine Yoest, and Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Sarah Parshall Perry,…Read More

Catholic leaders react to new state-level abortion legislation

Catholics leaders in Colorado and Oklahoma reacted with dismay and praise for their state legislatures earlier this week as the former enshrined the right to abortion into state law, and the latter passed a near-total abortion ban. Colorado and Oklahoma are the latest states to enact either pro-life or pro-abortion laws while the future of…Read More

US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will increase to 125,000 for the coming fiscal year. “The last few years have had a devastating impact on refugee resettlement, all while we witness the greatest forced migration crises in decades,” said an Oct. 11…Read More

‘We’re a team’: OSU partners with Catholic Charities of Eastern OK to aid Afghan refugees

Oklahoma State University has been inundated with offers of help as word has spread about a plan to house Afghan refugees on the college campus. OSU is partnering with Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma to help resettle Afghan refugees who fled Afghanistan after the collapse of its government. About 25 refugee families are expected to arrive on campus in…Read More

Conditions for Afghan Christians & Religious Minorities Worsen with the Taliban

As conditions for Afghan Christians and other religious minorities appear to worsen under the Taliban, faith-based groups continue to offer a helping hand. A few weeks ago we had pro-life filmmaker and President of the Vulnerable People Project, Jason Jones, on EWTN News Nightly to talk about the work his organization is doing for Afghanistan.…Read More

Six things you should know about the Afghan refugees and the resettlement program in Oklahoma

Patrick Raglow, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, learned that the youngest members of a family of Afghan refugees newly arrived to Oklahoma were trying to wash their feet, along with their face, hands and arms before prayer, as is custom in their Islamic faith. Many observant Muslims perform a purification ritual before prayer and many mosques are designed…Read More

In Washington, saints join a crowd marching for immigration reform

Mario Ramirez of Milwaukee helped carry part of a homemade statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe that bobbed in the massive crowd headed toward the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building Sept. 21. Though the Guatemalan immigrant is a permanent resident of the United States, he went out to march for immigration reform along with…Read More

As Biden looks to raise refugee cap, Catholics argue he can do more

Catholic refugee advocates on Tuesday praised President Joe Biden for pushing to raise the refugee cap in the coming fiscal year, and urged even more refugee admissions. On Monday, President Biden recommended that the United States double its limit on refugee resettlement in the coming fiscal year, to 125,000 refugees from 62,500. The U.S. bishops’…Read More