Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Immigration: Catholic Message

March began a church-wide campaign for Catholics to learn about immigration reform--to learn facts not sound-bytes--and to take action. The U.S. Catholic Bishops have made available several links about the facts. They include a well-documented page about myths surrounding the issue of immigration reform.

The bishops also have invited Catholics to take action: to write electronic postcards to members of Congress on behalf of justice for immigrants. Parishes around the country will make available postcards for people without access to the internet.

This is a multifaceted issue. The goal seeks to make more humane both treatment of migrating people as well as legislation concerning them.

In addition to the issues involved, people and their stories help make the need for reform more urgent. One sampling of people's stories appeared late last year in the Washington Post's On Faith column.

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