Politics & Society Short TakeJ. Kevin ApplebyJanuary 21, 2021
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.
Politics & Society Last TakeJ. Kevin ApplebyNovember 16, 2020
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.
Politics & Society Short TakeJ. Kevin ApplebyJuly 31, 2017
Bishops must lead by example and facilitate the involvement of Catholics in supporting vulnerable immigrant families.
Politics & SocietyJ. Kevin ApplebyFebruary 16, 2016
The Catholic Church acknowledges and supports the right of nations to control their borders and to enforce their laws.
J. Kevin ApplebyJune 24, 2015
A hallmark of Pope Francis’ papacy has been his ability to focus the attention of the church and the world on human beings who live on the margins of society. In no area has he accomplished this more profoundly and effectively than in defending the rights of persons on the move—immigrant
J. Kevin ApplebyJune 09, 2008
One of the least reported stories of the Iraq war is the story of the humanitarian crisis it has spawned. While the media have covered the military debates, the fighting, the lives of soldiers and the politics surrounding the war, they have left largely untold the stories of close to five million di
J. Kevin ApplebyMarch 19, 2007
As the 110th U.S. Congress convened, with great expectations of bipartisan cooperation, one of the top items on its ambitious legislative agenda was immigration. For several years the nation has debated the controversial issue, with all sides in agreement that the immigration system should be reform