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Among the decisions that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) made at its annual meeting last November, two stand out as especially important. First, the bishops elected Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gómez – an immigrant to the U.S. – as the USCCB’s first Hispanic president. Second, the bishops

Regardless of the political position one advocates, immigration and refugee policy is primarily a moral theological issue. Of course, policy deliberations necessarily involve a number of considerations, including economic, financial and political factors. But, like any moral issue, the primary source for our deliberation should be Catholic moral theology, not

The future looms as we near the end of another trip around the sun. And while it is deck the halls time, it also behooves us to look at the year ahead. Prepping for the celebration of Christ’s birth, we should ask ourselves how we’re going to build our spiritual

IMAGE: CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — As a group from Central America heads to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration is said to be getting ready to send troops to meet them and Catholic groups are asking that the migrants be

Witness from Mairbel Trujillo Diaz More than anything, first of all, I want to thank my God for being here with my family and all of you.  If anyone asks me how a spent those long months apart from my family, I would say “in prayer”.  When I arrived at

The Diaz Family (File Photo)
Last year, Maribel Trujillo-Diaz was deported after several rounds in court proceedings. Maribel, a wife, a mother of four was an active member of St. Julie Billiart Parish in Hamilton. This past weekend,  Maribel Trujillo Diaz has been reunited with her family after 17 months of separation. Last year many organizations

Cincinnati City council passes immigrant-friendly resolution
While elaborating on the church’s teaching on immigration, in this video Fr. Mike also points out that a nation has a right and responsibility to protect its borders. While it’s impossible to avoid politics completely on this issue, Fr. Mike addresses primarily the Christian principles inherent in the immigration debate.

The Diaz Family (File Photo)
Last year, Maribel Trujillo-Diaz was deported after several rounds in court proceedings. Maribel, a wife, a mother of four was an active member of St. Julie Billiart Parish in Hamilton. Following the Sixth Circuit’s decision earlier this year that the Board of Immigration Appeals “abused its discretion” in not reviewing

The Diaz Family (File Photo)
Woman’s plight that made national news reconsidered By Walt Schaefer A January ruling by the United States Sixth District Court of Appeals remanded the deportation case of Fairfield resident Maribel Trujillo Diaz back to the Cleveland-based Bureau of Immigration Appeals for a new hearing. Tony Stieritz, director of the Archdiocese

A gathering focused on the spirit of encounter and dialogue took place Sept. 9 (the feasts of St. Peter Claver and Blessed Frederic Ozanam) at the Athenaeum of Ohio. “Together in Christ: Saying ‘Yes’ to Missionary Discipleship” brought together immigrants, the formerly incarcerated, women who have faced crisis pregnancies, victims