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FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Maybe the reformed hearts at the Eucharistic Congress will leave Indianapolis with a new attitude when faced with signs like “Deport Them All.”
A Border Patrol agent leads a group of migrants seeking asylum toward a van to be transported and processed on June 5, 2024, near Dulzura, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mark M. Gray
Most adult Catholics in the United States say the church informs their opinions about immigration at least “somewhat,” but only 19 percent say it informs their opinions “very much.”
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
“This is a day of gratitude for El Paso, the work of Annunciation House and the resilience of our community’s hospitality workers,” Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso said in a statement.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
This week’s debate could be an opportunity to inform voters that the economy needs immigrants for economic growth, but so far both candidates have focused on border control.
The first provisional results for the European Parliament elections are announced at the European Parliament building in Brussels June 9, 2024. (OSV News photo/Piroschka van de Wouw, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
The elections results suggest that European states will set stricter policies on immigration, raising levels of despair among asylum seekers and hundreds of thousands of people living without official status across Europe.
Sea-Watch crew members help a migrant boarding a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea on July 23, 2022. African bishops are expressing pain at seeing young people migrate to lives of uncertainty. (CNS photo/Nora Bording, Sea-Watch handout via Reuters)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
Both the United States and the European Union are experiencing a period when double-digit percentages of foreign-born people have been able to achieve legal residency.