Thursday, January 26, 2017

U.S. Bishops Decry Trump's Orders to Construct Wall on Border

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/01/26/us_bishops_decry_trumps_orders_to_construct_wall_on_border/1288446

(Vatican Radio) The United States Conference of Catholic 
Bishops has released a statement decrying President Trump’s 
orders to construct a wall at the US/Mexico border 
and to increase immigrant detention and deportation. 
Actions, the statement says, that put immigrants’ 
lives needlessly in harm’s way, tear families apart 
and spark fear in communities. 

Bridget Mary's Response:  Why don't we reform our immigration policies so we reflect our nation's values as a safe home for immigrants? We can do this in a way that keeps us safe and 
welcomes refugees. This is at the heart of who we are as a 
nation of immigrants. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, 
www.arcwp.org

First they came for the 
socialists, and I did not speak out
because I was not a socialist

Then they came for thee
trade unionists,
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left
to speak for me.


Pastor Martin Niemoller (c.1946)

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