USA - Jesuit Parishes Urged to Respond to Plight of Refugee Families
On the Feast of the Holy Family (December 30), Jesuit leaders asked their parish communities to consider how they can best respond to the plight of migrants, who often live in vulnerable situations, fearing separation, detention, deportation and limited participation in their communities. In a message scheduled to appear in Jesuit parish bulletins, the nine Jesuit provincials of the U.S. and Canada wrote that Jesuit parishes have "always been a home to the immigrant and the foreigner. Many of our churches were built to care for immigrants, and they remain one of the few Jesuit ministries that serve the public on a daily basis." Read more...