Ernesto Vega listens as Archbishop Jose H. Gomez leads an interfaith prayer service for the immigrant community in November at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. (CNS photo/Patrick T. Fallon, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Short Take
J. Kevin ApplebyJuly 31, 2017
Bishops must lead by example and facilitate the involvement of Catholics in supporting vulnerable immigrant families.
PORT OF CALL. Pope Francis greets immigrants  in Lampedusa, Italy, July 8, 2013.
J. Kevin ApplebyJune 24, 2015
A hallmark of Pope Francis’ papacy has been his ability to focus the attention of the church and the world on human beings who live on the margins of society. In no area has he accomplished this more profoundly and effectively than in defending the rights of persons on the move—immigrant
J. Kevin ApplebyJune 09, 2008
One of the least reported stories of the Iraq war is the story of the humanitarian crisis it has spawned. While the media have covered the military debates, the fighting, the lives of soldiers and the politics surrounding the war, they have left largely untold the stories of close to five million di
J. Kevin ApplebyMarch 19, 2007
As the 110th U.S. Congress convened, with great expectations of bipartisan cooperation, one of the top items on its ambitious legislative agenda was immigration. For several years the nation has debated the controversial issue, with all sides in agreement that the immigration system should be reform