(Wash. Post) Roman Catholic Church turns up support for immigration reform

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Catholic Church is ramping up support for immigration reform with plans to mobilize up to two dozen dioceses in key states in hopes of convincing House Republicans to support a comprehensive bill, organizers said.

The church is planning a series of loosely coordinated events, including an immigration-focused Mass at some churches Sept. 8 — the day before Congress returns from a five-week summer recess — and pilgrimages of church members to regional offices of lawmakers.

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Posted August 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Charles52 wrote:

I read the article and still don’t have an idea of what consitutes “reform”, aside from what is clearly amnesty. Not that I oppose amnesty, but “reform” can mean lots of things.

Anyway, I clicked over to the NYT article and it was interesting, although we never heard any of the usual objections: keep the Church out of politics, no moral authority due to sex scandals, and the like. The comments did make some of those points, but they generally came from a different crowd from when the subject is abortion.

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