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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

Fr. Dan Groody (Courtesy Photo)
Dayton, Ohio (September 7, 2017) – A global leader on migrants and refugees will be the featured guest at the 2017 Distinguished Speaker event on Thursday, October 5. The event is sponsored by Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley and the Catholic Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of

By Patricia McGeever Julie Bishop got her first passport last year, with no immediate plans to travel. She was a bit surprised when just three weeks later she was invited to make her first trip out of the United States. She calls it her “God moment.” The invitation came from

The Diaz Family (File Photo)
Update April 19, 2017: Maribel Trujillo-Diaz has been deported to Mexico according to her attorney. This morning she was flown from Alexandria, LA to Mexico City. Her children did not accompany her and remain in Hamilton. The Sixth Circuit Court in Cincinnati made the decision on April 11, 2017 to deny

The Diaz Family (File Photo)
People of all faiths will join in an ecumenical “Mercy for Maribel” prayer service at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, to pray that Maribel Trujillo Diaz not be deported but be allowed to remain with her loving family in Hamilton. Participants will gather at St. Joseph Church, 171 Washington Street,

The Diaz Family (File Photo)
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati on April 6, 2017 issued the following statement in response to actions taken Wednesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): The Trump Administration has repeatedly announced that its approach towards immigration enforcement would focus on public safety and removing criminal elements from our communities. Today, we

Father Dan Groody of Notre Dame will speak about “A God of Life and A Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to the Refugee and Immigration Crisis.” Co-sponosored by XU, Catholic Charities, and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; made possible by a grant from the XU Mission Animators, which uses gifts