An award-winning missionary magazine

UNITED STATES: Tension among migrants increases

“If one wants to understand the impact of the raid that U.S. border guards have carried out in more than 60 communities across the country since the beginning of February alone, let us listen to the children: They do not want to go to school because they think that their parents are going to be taken away while they are not there,” says Archbishop José Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

“We have children at the Dolores Mission,” says Ellie Hidalgo, in- charge of the social pastoral of the parish, "who, if their parents arrive late home from work, immediately become anxious. The situation is becoming very tense," continues Hidalgo: “And if their parents do not return home, where will those children end up? In parishes across the country, we are offering information meetings to help people without documents so they can learn about their rights, how to proceed.”


Read These Next


PHILIPPINES: 500 Years of evangelization

Preparations to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Gospel in the Philippines (in 1521) are underway throughout the country: “To prepare oneself properly for this important event,…

HOLY CITY: Jerusalem as Capital of Israel is an Injustice

The U.S. Administration’s decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “is a slap in the face of Palestinians, Christians, Muslims and all the Arabs”, said the Maronite Patriarch…

INDIA: Ecumenical prayer for peace

At the beginning of each month, a “special ecumenical prayer for peace and harmony among communities, by all of our Churches and friends,” has been proposed by Msgr. Thomas Menamparampil (in photo),…

Share Your Thoughts


Loading Conversation

Sign up for the newsletter

Getting your own copy of "Friends of the Mission" is free. Sign up with your complete address to get one delivered right to your doorstep.

Kindly double check that the information you entered is correct and accurate. Thank you!