Let not your heart be disturbed.
Do not fear that sickness,
nor any other sickness or anguish.
Am I not here, who is your Mother?
Are you not under my protection?
Am I not your health? Are you not happily
within my fold? What else do you wish?
Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."
(Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego)
………..working for peace & justice
US Catholic Bishops have grown increasingly disturbed
by the current public discourse surrounding immigrants,
in which newcomers are characterized
as a threat and not a benefit.
Anti-immigration fervor on TV & radio shows,
citizens attempting to enforce immigration laws and,
most disturbingly, the enactment of restrictive immigration laws
are evidence of this negative public environment.
Theodore E. McCarrick
for Immigrants Campaign
Committee on Immigration
Blessed are you..... for when I was a stranger,