Immigration

The Catholic case against open borders

BY JAMES KALB, AUGUST 28, 2019 Support for large-scale immigration has risen dramatically in America over the past 25 years, especially among Democrats and younger people. Attitudes among Republicans and older folks have remained more stable, although they have drifted somewhat in line with the... read more
Bishop Joe Vasquez (Austin Tx.)

Border Deaths Bring Hard Truths Home

By Christopher Manion, The Wanderer, July 8, 2019 On Saturday June 22, Austin Bishop Joe Vasquez issued an unremarkable statement reaffirming Catholic teaching. While bishops oppose President Trump’s policies regarding deportation of illegal aliens, he said, “We recognize the right of... read more

Second US Democratic debate discussed abortion, ‘religious hypocrisy’

Miami, Fla., Jun 28, 2019 / 11:40 am (CNA).- Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, the second in a series of debates that will continue until the 2020 primaries, featured discussion of religious hypocrisy and abortion among other matters. Candidates were asked questions by NBC debate... read more

Pope Francis and European Populism: Is More Dialogue Needed?

In the wake of the right-wing La Lega party’s triumph in Italy’s European parliamentary elections, many observers insist the Church hierarchy needs to be less hostile to such political perspectives. Edward Pentin, Jun. 7, 2019 ROME — Last month’s European parliamentary election... read more

Beyond the Fog of Politics

By Robert Royal, May 29, 2019 It’s not easy to interpret the recent European Union elections. Mainstream liberal and conservative parties lost considerable ground while “populists” and, in some countries, Greens showed strong gains. But the raw numbers call for careful parsing. Pope... read more

Cdl. Burke: It’s ‘responsible’ for Christian nations to resist ‘large-scale Muslim immigration’

By: Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews, May 17, 2019 Resisting “large-scale Muslim immigration” is “a responsible exercise of one’s patriotism," Cardinal Raymond Burke said today. Burke responded by saying that the Church’s teaching on immigration, which he had discussed in his... read more

Vatican leaders outraged as anti-immigration politician commends Italy to Mary

By Lisa Bourne May 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Catholic Italian politician with whom Pope Francis reportedly refuses to meet because of his immigration stance held and kissed a rosary during a political rally over the weekend and invoked the Blessed Mother, drawing criticism from some... read more

Pope Refuses Meeting With Faithful Italian Catholic Official

By: Juliana Freitag, ChurchMilitant.com, April 25, 2019    Francis snubbed Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini due to his stance on immigration At the end of March, a few pieces emerged in the Italian press reporting the difficulties Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the... read more

Sarah says defending migrants is a ‘false exegesis’ of the Gospels

by Tom Heneghan, 01 APRIL 2019 'It is a false exegesis to use the word of God to promote migration. God never wanted these heartbreaks' Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has said that defending migration was a... read more

It’s Not Enough to Listen to the Young

By William Kilpatrick, April 9, 2019 In his new exhortation on youth, Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive), Pope Francis returns again and again to the theme that the Church must listen to youth. Although Christus Vivit contains much that is inspiring and even moving, the good parts are often... read more

Will Generation Z be the last to enjoy the benefits of marriage?

Only half of British teenagers plan to marry By Ann Farmer | Apr 3 2019 |  According to the UK Marriage Foundation, male-female marriage rates are at their lowest on record, and the situation is not about to improve. Just 57 percent of girls and 55 percent of boys currently aged... read more

None Dare Call It Treason