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Mario E. Dorsonville is the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration.
Anderson, a 6-year-old unaccompanied minor from El Salvador, stands in line with other asylum-seeking children in La Joya, Texas, on May 14, as they identify themselves to a Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
Mario E. Dorsonville
Refugees are often seen through a political lens, writes Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, but the crisis at the Mexico border should remind us of the church’s essential ministry to those fleeing violence and poverty.
Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente hands out food to those in need in Washington, D.C., on May 19. Staff from the Archdiocese of Washington's Catholic Charities and volunteers distributed 800 boxes of food outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
FaithShort Take
Mario E. Dorsonville
The coronavirus has made clear how much we depend on the contributions of essential workers, many of them immigrants, writes Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration.