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SEPARATED FAMILIES

SEPARATED FAMILIES

If we believe that we see the face of Christ in every person, we see Him in the faces of the children of families seeking immigration status in our free country -- these children who  in recent weeks are being forcibly separated from their parents. We have heard loudly the rationale put forth by a few government leaders. We have heard the New Testament misquoted as a defense for these actions. In these articles, we invite you to hear the voices of our Catholic leaders and writers, and ways we can respond to give a voice to the voiceless.

 US bishops condemn immigration policies that separate families at border

        Statements from this month's US Bishops gathering

Statement from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

        Statement from Vicar General Rev. Javier Bustos

San Diego diocese aims to shelter asylum-seekers with their children

        What one directly affected diocese is doing

With family separation at the border, asking questions is a moral obligation

        A Christian self-exam

Op Ed: US bishops need to be shepherds amid deportations, demonizations

        A Gospel challenge to pastoral leadership

Editorial: Family separation is an immoral, ineffective policy

        Why morality trumps policy

What You Can Do Right Now

        Actions and Words can both speak loudly