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Building walls can only serve to separate people and create more isolation, said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle.
Distinctly Catholic: Immigration is one of the issues that unites the bishops, and during the first day of the bishops' plenary session, speakers endorsed a strong defense of immigrants.
Two bishops have called on the House of Representatives to provide $10 million to fund the United Nations' work on climate change.
Catholic thinking is moving toward an urgent call for nuclear disarmament. That move will be highlighted as Pope Francis gathers Nobel Peace Prize winners Nov. 10-11 at the Vatican.