September 26, 2017

Links to immigration, migration and refugee resources

As part of Pope Francis’ ‘Share the Journey’ campaign that encourages all to welcome migrants and refugees, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has assembled the following list of local, national and international Catholic resources.
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How parishes can ‘Share the Journey’

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers these suggestions for ways parishes can get involved with the Share the Journey campaign, an effort of Pope Francis to encourage more people to be welcoming to migrants and refugees.
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Share the Journey campaign urges Catholics to connect with migrants

A prayer here, a share on social media there, a voice of support in a letter to the editor, even a get-to-know-others potluck. Supporting refugees and migrants can take many forms, and Pope Francis is hoping Catholics around the world will act over the next two years to encounter people on the move.
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Question Corner: How often to anoint?/ Baptismal sponsors unsuitable

Father Doyle fields questions about how often one can be anointing and improper sponsors for baptism.
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What the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about migration and immigration

The following are quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the topics of migration and immigration.
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Martyred priest ‘always served those most in need,’ says Guatemalan

Wearing a red and black traditional Guatemalan shirt that had belonged to martyred U.S. priest Father Stanley Rother, Ronald Arteaga traveled from his village of Santiago Atitlan to witness the Sept. 23 beatification of the pastor he knew as "Padre Aplas."
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‘Be Not Afraid’ is theme for Respect Life Sunday and 2017-18 program

Respect Life Month is observed every October by the church in the United States, beginning with Respect Life Sunday, which takes place this year Oct. 1. These events kick off the 2017-18 Respect Life Program.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 24th General Chapter of the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Bl. Theresa of Jesus understood what many others in her day did not understand, namely, Things did not have to remain the way they were. Things could change and they could change for the better.
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