Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Throwback Thursday: The Mercy of Hospitality

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Travel to any community in the country and you will likely find motels, hotels and restaurants that are happy to provide you – for a price – a room for the night or a hot meal.  So extensive is the modern hospitality industry that some schools even offer degrees in managing these services.  It is […] [Read more]

Journeying Toward a Just Peace for Migrants and Refugees

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Recognizing how often the people of God found themselves strangers in a foreign land, from Abraham and Jacob to the Holy Family and missionaries through the ages, the plight of migrants and refugees has long been a concern of the Church.  To raise awareness and celebrate the gifts that people from other lands have to […] [Read more]

Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us: The Response of the Gospel of Mercy

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

It is not hard to remember from last fall the images on our television screens of the thousands and thousands of migrants and refugees streaming into Europe from Africa and the Middle East. Some of these people’s journeys began in perilous boat rides across the Mediterranean Sea. Now the issue of taking in refugees has […] [Read more]

Catholic Teaching on Immigration

Monday, November 24th, 2014

A wide range of opinions have been voiced about various executive actions last week concerning federal immigration policy in the United States. This presents a teachable moment since we have inherited a rich tradition of thoughtful reflection about society, culture, and law. Here, I would like to examine just a few elements of Catholic social […] [Read more]

Out of the Darkness

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Christmas lights are one of the most universally enjoyed traditions of the Christmas season.  Outdoor lights decorate our homes, trees and fences.  Through windows we see Christmas tree lights twinkling, candles burning and fireplaces glowing. Over the coming days, we will note the absence of these lights as our Christmas celebration comes to an end. […] [Read more]

Dreaming of an Education

Monday, November 5th, 2012

For many high school seniors with dreams of going to college, these past few weeks have been very busy.  High school transcripts have been collected, letters of recommendation have been requested, essays have been drafted and financial aid papers have been reviewed, all in anticipation of colleges’ mid-November early application deadlines.  Completion of this long […] [Read more]