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.”
‘Heaven has borders, hell has none’: Debunking the GOP narrative that God wants anti-immigrant legislation
Ron DeSantis has signaled that he will make Florida’s restrictive immigration policies a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. He is ignoring the fact that our nation relies on immigrant labor.
President Biden said the right things during the 2020 campaign, but his immigration policy is beginning to resemble that of Donald Trump.
While some like to talk about Benedict being “conservative” and Francis “liberal,” they both have strongly upheld Catholic teaching on migration.
It is clear that most people think using Jesus’ name to express anger is acceptable. But this should not only be off-limits, it should be confronted as anti-Christian.
In 1982, the U.S. bishops released a pastoral letter calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons. The Ukraine crisis underscores the need for a new statement on the madness of such weapons.
President Biden is lobbying for a spending bill containing many ideas that the U.S. bishops have long supported. Catholic leaders and voters should recognize this opportunity for bipartisanship.
Finding common ground with President Biden would not signal a surrender on abortion by the U.S. bishops, writes J. Kevin Appleby. It would instead fit the pastoral mission of the church.
President Joe Biden has restarted the debate over immigration with a sweeping reform bill. Passage will not be easy, but the Catholic community can help achieve a long-overdue victory.
As only the second Catholic president, Joe Biden can renew communication and collaboration with church leaders, writes J. Kevin Appleby. But only if mutual respect prevails.