Sheila Gilbert, President of the St. Vincent dePaul Society USA, writes “Your invovlement is needed as Immigration Committee Begins Discussion” Dear Vincentians, The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume its work on the Immigration Reform bill on May 20. The chairman of the committee, Senator Patrick Leahy, told members to be prepared for late evening sessions, [...]
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Dennis H. Holtschneider, President of DePaul University sent famvin an explanation of why he and other university Presidents call for the passage of immigrantion legislation. (The piece appeared in copy of his piece in the Chicago Tribune) April 18, 2013 When Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman stood with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and more than a hundred of [...]
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth share their Weekly Justice Highlights Good News: The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by 154 nations at the United Nations on April 2. This treaty will help monitor and control the flow of arms and ammunition across borders. Send a thank you to the U.S. delegation for their work. Promoting Peace: Urge President Obama to stop the [...]
Sheila GIlbert, St. Vincent de Paul Society National President, released the following statement…. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce a few weeks ago about some important issues. Among other things, he said that education is the “civil rights issue of our time.” That may contain some hyperbole, but I’m sure that most of [...]
Sheila Gilbert, National President fo the St. VIncent dePaul Society urges you to contact your representatives regarding immigration legislation. Dear Vincentians, Recently, I asked you to get involved in the fight for antipoverty programs in the federal budget and support reform of our immigration system. The latter issue has come into even more prominence before our [...]
Interfaith Worker Justice and comprehensive immigration reform The goal: Reform America’s broken immigration system The time to reform our broken immigration system is now. More than 11 million undocumented people are living in this country, including children raised as Americans and workers who have become an integral part of the U.S. economy. Without legal status [...]
Homily preached by Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the annual Migration Mass attended by all the cultural groups in the archdiocese, celebrated on Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at St. Mary Cathedral. The theme of today’s Migration Day Mass is “We are strangers no longer: Our journey of hope continues.” This theme recalls the historic pastoral [...]
Human Trafficking: Throughout human trafficking awareness month, individuals are invited to pray with the prayer located here and raise their awareness by reading the January issue of Stop Trafficking co-sponsored by the SCN’s is available here. Water: The LCWR Global Concerns Committee released theirResolution to Action entitled, “WATER.” Immigration: January 22 is a national call-in day for comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. citizens are invited [...]
The Sisters of Charity of Convent Station NJ have a video archive on their website that currently features three movies… Charity Unfolding: 150th Anniversary Immigration Reform with Sr. with Sr. Jacquelyn Balasia, SC Meet the Sisters of Charity: Discover your future Related FAMVIN Posts:Elections results for Sisters of Charity St. ElizabethJustice Concerns – [...]
U.S. Bishops call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of USCCB’s Committee on Migration, urged President Barack Obama and the newly elected Congress to work together to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Archbishop Gomez issued the statement echoing previous calls. “I urge the President and Congress to seize the moment and [...]
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