Communications & Marketing
Wednesday, 06 May 2009
In June 2008, CLINIC celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Founded in 1988, the organization has expanded from 17 immigration programs to more than 170 in 48 states.
Learn more about CLINIC's accomplishments through the years.
BISHOPS SUPPORT INTRODUCTION OF DREAM ACT
Say it will make difference in the life of many immigrant young persons
MIGRATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF DREAM ACT, EXPRESSES USCCB SUPPORT
This presentation, which was first given in July 2008, gives an overview of Catholic social teaching on migration. Topics include:
- Who is my neighbor? How can I be a neighbor?;
- Principles of Catholic social teaching;
- The dignity of the person and respect for life;
- Community and the common good;
- God-given rights and responsibilities;
- Preferential option (decision) for the poor;
- Dignity of work;
- Solidarity and the human family;
- Care for God's creation;
- And much more.
CLINIC benefits from the Catholic Relief Services Collection. Funding through the CRS Collection supports CLINIC's work with abused immigrant women, immigrant workers, and training for staff at Catholic Charities immigration programs. Read more about the CRS Collection below.
On May 10, 2005, the U.S. Catholic Bishops launched the Justice for Immigrants (JFI) Campaign in an effort to educate Catholics, including Catholic public officials, and other people of good will, about Catholic social teaching concerning immigrants. The goals of the Campaign are to raise the awareness about the positive contributions of immigrants to our society and to advocate for changes in immigration law. Congress should provide an orderly and safe pathway for undocumented people to integrate into our society.
Words from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Regarding Immigration
During His Apostolic Journey to the United States
April 15-20 2008
Interview with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, during his flight to America, Tuesday, 15 April 2008
(Question from Andrés Leonardo Beltramo Álvarez):
Collection of Passages from Core Social Teaching Documents on Migration from the following sources:
1891 – Rerum Novarum
1952 – Exsul Familia
1961 – Mater et Magistra
1963 – Pacem in Terris
1965 – Gaudium et Spes
1967 – Populorum Progressio
1971 - Octogesima Adveniens
1978 – The Church and People on the Move