Category Archives: Immigration

Can Pro-Lifers Grab the Latino Vote?

In the course of researching a recent article on Latinos, I learned that their votes are by no means set in stone. I was writing at Aleteia about the two duties of Catholics to Latinos. Since they are predominately Catholic (or lapsed Catholic) we have to be their point of entry to the culture such that [...]

The President’s Immigration Order

We will soon see what, exactly, the president’s executive order on immigration looks like.  The various accounts of it that have been floated over the last few months, however, give some sense of what it will be like, and also raise some serious concerns about it.  Probably it will involve the president’s decision to defer [...]

Shipwreck and Cynicism

Last July, Pope Francis made his first papal trip outside of Rome to the Italian island of Lampedusa: a narrow slab of rock 70 miles off the Tunisian coast and a major point of entry to the EU for migrants (mostly illegal) fleeing poverty, violence and, upheaval in East Africa, North Africa, and the greater [...]

What did Pope Francis actually say on the crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border?

You simply cannot trust media outlets like the Huffington Post or CNN to faithfully transmit anything that Pope Francis says. Thankfully, via Vatican Radio, we have the full and unedited statement by Pope Francis on the occasion of the “Mexico Holy See colloquium on human migration and development” dated on July 14, 2014, in which [...]

A Tale of Two Prisoners

The Catholic teaching of just war is an extension of the duty of men to protect women and children from violence, but Meriam Ibrahim and her two children are sitting in prison and she will likely earn the martyr’s crown of glory for her courageous defense of their Christian faith while the cowardly deserter Bowe [...]


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