The Field Hospital: Parish music leader fired after it is learned he is in a same-sex marriage; Catholics in St. Louis and Dallas support victims of flooding and tornadoes, respectively
GSR Preview: Responding to an increase of unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern border, the federal government selected three temporary shelters in December to house immigrant children.
An English archbishop has reminded Catholics of the achievements of one of their country's most famous migrant athletes just days ahead of a general election in which immigration will feature as a major issue.
Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, vice president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, held up Mo Farah as an example of why migrants should not be feared, saying his life was a "wonderful story of optimism and hope."
NCR Today: The immigration debate is wrapped up in legal ramifications and ongoing political problems. Regardless, these things shouldn't distract from the recognition of innate human dignity.
Migrants are among the poorest, most vulnerable people in the world, and a church committed to defending strong families must be particularly engaged in assisting migrant couples and their children, a U.S. bishop told a Vatican conference.
"Across the globe, 175 million migrants seek safety and sustenance in an unknown land," Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City told the Vatican-sponsored World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants.
Immigration and the Church: These largely sympathetic views come from all points along the political and religious spectrum, according to a new survey.
"The U.S.-Mexico border is our Lampedusa. Migrants in this hemisphere try to reach it, but often die in the attempt," Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo said.