Catholic Bishops Lead the Call for More Refugees for America

This is basically the same story I reported on two days ago, but I see that Catholic News Service is succeeding in getting it published widely as it keeps popping up around the country.

I thought this version of it, published in Kentucky, sure didn’t highlight the right photo to go along with the story.  First, we don’t take refugees from Greek camps, but really, at this point in time does this photo warm your heart?

People displaced from the destroyed Moria refugee camp rest while waiting to enter a temporary camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Sept. 15, 2020. Refugees were charged with arson in the massive fire.  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8740029/Four-young-Afghan-men-charged-arson-enormous-blaze-Lesbos-migrant-camp.html

 

From The Record:

As federal fiscal year nears, refugee resettlement agencies fear the worst

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has continually called on the administration to allow more refugees into the country.

Why can’t the U.S. Catholic bishops “protect the life and dignity of the human person” in the streets of every major city in America?

In the summer, Auxiliary Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville of Washington, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration, joined in a statement put out by World Relief and Open Doors about the impact of changes to the nation’s immigration and asylum policy.

“I pray our nation will reverse course and once again stand with refugees and asylum-seekers, including those escaping religious persecution,” Bishop Dorsonville said. “Catholic and evangelical leaders have formally asked the administration to consider refugees fleeing persecution at this time.”

The USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services says its called to defend those seeking shelter, keeping with Catholic Church teaching, and the organization fulfills the commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of the human person, including those seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants.

I bet a million bucks that God would be happy with a commitment by the Bishops to help homeless and struggling Americans.

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