The Church Must Continue to Defend Immigrants

Millennial writer Christopher White has a new article at Crux. He writes:

Kicking off this year’s National Migration Week, which began on January 8th, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that this is an opportunity to “create a culture of encounter where citizens old and new, alongside immigrants recent and longstanding, can share with one another their hopes for a better life.”

For over 25 years U.S. Catholics have used the week to highlight the Church’s efforts to serve immigrants and refugees who make up an increasingly large sector of the U.S. Church.

Yet on the eve of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, the 2017 National Migration Week is taking on new significance-and urgency-for many Catholics who are concerned about Mr. Trump’s hostile stance toward this often marginalized population.

Many Americans seem to have forgotten that every single one of these individuals has a face and a story, and can’t be reduced to a statistic or a number. They are our neighbors, family members, friends, co-workers, and, indeed, fellow parishioners-and as Catholics, it’s our duty to put an end to the name-calling and to serve as their voice.

You can read the full article here.