Fr. Peter Daly is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and has been pastor of St. John Vianney parish in Prince Frederick, Md., since 1994. For almost 20 years, Daly wrote a column for Catholic News Service that went to diocesan publications. He has also written for The Washington Post, Catholic Digest, Reader's Digest, the ABA Journal, and other local publications. He has a 20-pound cat named Russell.

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CLINIC is lifeline for immigrants and refugees

Immigration law is bewildering even to American lawyers who speak English. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. is part of the Catholic Church's effort to fulfill the gospel mandate to "welcome the stranger." 


As a Catholic Charities volunteer, I head into immigration law thicket

Parish Diary: Why does the church get involved with work like Immigration Legal Services? Being Catholic means our concern is truly catholic. It does not stop at the border.


Mary Dwan was the best that our Catholic Church can produce

Parish Diary: Mary, who died Feb. 1, lived a life devoted to charity for the poor, preservation of the environment, education of young people and development of the church.


Any rational immigration policy would want Jose as a citizen

Parish Diary: If the DACA kids could have a poster child, it should be Jose, a hard-working 22-year-old who is very much a part of our community. There are thousands more like him.