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Read an Action Alert regarding Immigrant Children

Catholic Bishops’ Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform 

In a landmark pastoral letter issued by the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States,
Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, the bishops acknowledge that the current immigration system is badly in need of reform and that a comprehensive approach to fixing it is required.  The bishops offer a comprehensive set of recommendations for changing U.S. laws and policies to reflect the principles contained in Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching and to bring about a more humane and just immigration system in the United States.” Read More

Catholic Church's Position on Immigration Reform - August 2013

Statement from the MN Catholic Bishops

Unlocking the Gate in Our Hearts

Think you know the truth about Immigration?
Social Concerns staff members are available to present to parishes and other groups about the current state of immigration and what that means for Catholics today.
As Catholics, we are part of a rich tradition that helps us consider the challenges in public life and contribute to greater justice and peace for all people.

Every four years, the U.S.. Bishops have sought to share Catholic teaching on political life through a series of statements on Catholics’ political responsibility.The Bishops' most recent document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship affirms what the Church has always taught, but in light of new challenges facing our nation and world:

“…responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation…”
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Social Concerns staff memebers are available to present for parishes and other groups about what voting and political involvement means for Catholics today.

Visit the Bishops’ Faithful Citizenship website for more resources for parishes, schools, and youth.