Parish roundup: What to do for immigrants under threat; blessing boxes supplement food pantries; advocating for the terminally ill


The Field Hospital: More parishes are coming out with action plans for immigrants; remembering Fr. Weinmann and Sr. McLaughlin; feeding the hungry; knowing the seriously ill are marginalized, too.

Border bishops call for dignity regardless of "migration condition"


In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the "pain, the fear, and the anguish" they're seeing in immigrants and vowed to follow the example of the pope in building "bridges, rather than the walls of exclusion and exploitation."

The Feb. 14 statement was read at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in Texas after a visit by the bishops to an immigration detention center as well as to a humanitarian respite center at Sacred Heart Parish in McAllen, Texas, in the Brownsville Diocese. 



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March 24-April 6, 2017