Immigration policy should combine security with a generous spirit of welcome for those in danger and in need, Cardinal O'Malley wrote.
About 400 participated in the event, which included a procession toward the ICE building as the Newark archbishop led the crowd in a chant of “stop the inhumanity.”
Authorities in Wyoming are recommending charges be brought against a retired Catholic bishop who has been found to have "credible" allegations against him.
Due to the recent gun shootings in El Paso and Dayton, a Pittsburgh, Penn. parish has decided to cancel its summer festival after it had received a threatening message.
The country's bishops, along with the rest of Catholic Church and the citizenry of Venezuela, have lived in the unfolding chaos that has driven at least 3 million out of the country.
"I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people," Pope Francis said.
The Catholic dioceses of El Paso, Texas, and neighboring Las Cruces, New Mexico, have joined in prayer after an August 3 mass shooting in a mall left several dead and many injured.
The photo of the nearly 2-year-old Valeria clinging to her father, Oscar Martinez Ramirez, 25, lifeless on the banks of the Rio Grande, is "evidence of the painful drama of migration," said a statement issued by the Salvadoran bishops' conference.
The Office of the West Virginia Attorney said sanctions issued by Pope Francis against Bishop Michael J. Bransfield are a "first step" but demanded further disclosure of the investigation.