What is to be our response in welcoming the stranger and those in flight? The Lord Jesus himself fled the tyranny of Herod, was falsely accused, and then deserted by his friends. As it is written in the Gospel of Luke, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Luke 9:58)
In light of recent changes to our immigration and refugee programs in the United States, it is especially important for us as Catholics to be informed by our faith and to stand united as brothers and sisters in Christ. For those who desire guidance and clarity on issues involving migrants and refugees, this is a page that aims to provide information on Catholic teaching as well as the position of our Catholic Church leaders in the United States. We also offer information for migrants and refugees who wish to become more informed and prepared in the event of an enforcement action. For those who feel called to act on these issues, this page also lists involvement opportunities through discussion, prayer, and advocacy.