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Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston is urging local Catholics to contribute resources for migrants arriving in Massachusetts, calling the situation a "major humanitarian and societal crisis."
Politics & SocietyNews
Giovanna Dell’Orto – Associated Press
It just got harder for foreign priests to stay in the U.S.
Inside the Vatican
On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerard O’Connell and Colleen Dulle recap three major moments from the pope’s visit, before giving a preview of three important Vatican events coming up in the next week.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
To reach Catholics in the pews—and to influence public policy on immigration—church leaders should make it clear that they are not advocating for “open borders.”
Migrants wait to be transferred from Lampedusa Island, Italy, on Sept. 15. Thousands of migrants and refugees have landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa this week after crossing the Mediterranean Sea on small unseaworthy boats from Tunisia, overwhelming local authorities and aid organizations. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Bridget Ryder
On his visit to Marseille last week, Pope Francis decried the “fanaticism of indifference” on the plight of migrants who risk their lives—and all too often lose them—in the attempt to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
“The exploitation of migrants is criminal” as is their detention, Pope Francis told reporters in August, and “I am going to Marseille for this.”