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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

My Dear Friends in Christ, The Catholic Church globally, including this Archdiocese locally, has consistently and outspokenly urged all nations to protect the lives and dignities of migrants and to establish orderly immigration systems. For too long now, the crisis of migrants having to flee dire poverty and appalling violence

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

By Walt Schaefer An oil painting on the wall of Ahmad Darouich’s Bond Hill home depicts a police officer, arm outstretched, one hand up, telling the viewer to stop.      It has a deeper meaning to Darouich, who came to the United States from Aleppo, Syria, 11 months ago.