As Trump talks deportation, bishop sends message on immigrants' dignity

BALTIMORE - In a letter read Nov. 14 during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the chairman of the bishops' Committee on Migration, Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle, called on President-elect Donald Trump "to continue to protect the inherent dignity of refugees and migrants."

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Contemplando a la humanidad

El obispo auxiliar de Seattle, ciudadano americano naturalizado, reflexiona sobre su período como Presidente del Comité de Migración de los Obispos de los Estados Unidos

Catholic Voices - We have always been a church of immigrants

Each Sunday, thousands of Catholics gather for Mass in parishes and missions across the Archdiocese of Seattle. In union with the church throughout the world, we all hear the same readings and offer the same prayers. But we do so in a multitude of languages. Each week in Western Washington, Masses are offered in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Swahili, Laotian, Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Polish and Samoan, among others. In one of the most diverse parts of the country, we are a diverse church — a church of immigrants.

Seeing humanity

Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, a naturalized American citizen, finishes a three-year term as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration this month. Northwest Catholic sat down with him in July to get his reflections on that role.

CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world's refugees

WASHINGTON - Eighty-six percent of the world's refugees are living in developing countries and it is particularly hard for those countries to meet refugees' needs and provide them an education and a livelihood, according to a senior policy and legislative specialist at Catholic Relief Services.

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