Though they weren't present, at least seven U.S. bishops made their views known via statements supporting the July 18 "Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children" near the U.S. Capitol.
An exhibit on Chinese empresses featured a rare display by two Jesuit missionaries whose artwork was in the past largely seen only by royalty and high government officials.
Participants, who lobbied U.S. lawmakers after the conference for tougher legislation to combat the problem, learned about its complexities and its global dimensions.
"There are supposed to be exceptions that are not being respected," said Bishop Seitz, who spoke with immigration officials about allowing the family to enter.
Bishop Mark J. Seitz walked and prayed with a group of migrants at the Lerdo International Bridge in El Paso as they sought asylum in the U.S. but were turned away.
Immigration policies rolled out during the Trump administration have spread fear among immigrant populations in the U.S., but Catholic organizations and parishes have responded with renewed efforts focused on helping those groups, a new survey says.
Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who is overseeing the investigation into the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West. Va., expressed regret over how he has handled transparency issues.
U.S. Archbishop Broglio criticizes the Trump administration's travel ban, saying that the survival of the church in Cuba depends on outside contact.
Cardinal DiNardo denies a characterization of how he handled an accusation by a woman who said she was manipulated into a sexual relationship with his former deputy, a priest.