By Jennifer Lloyd
December 21, 2009
As Iraqi refugee Haifaa Hassein stepped on a plane to travel to the United States with her four children, she felt as though she was venturing into the unknown.
By Kari Haskell, New York Times
Dec. 29, 2009
December 28, 2009
CLINIC Executive Director Maria Odom speaks with Catholic Radio Weekly about CLINIC's new National Pro Bono Project for Children.
To listen to the interview, please click the link below:
December 20, 2009
By Kristin Collins, McClatchy Newspapers
APEX, N.C. -- In the five months since immigration agents knocked on her door, Norma Villeda has sold her home and furnishings and shuttered her husband's business. She now sleeps in the living room of her sister-in-law's trailer, what's left of her possessions packed into three suitcases.
But the biggest loss has yet to come.
By JOHN WOODS
Catholic New York (CNY)
NEW YORK (CNS) — The rapid growth and cultural diversity of Latino Catholics makes tremendous demands on the Catholic Church at the same time it enriches and revitalizes the church community, according to speakers at a forum on “Becoming Latino: The Transformation of U.S. Catholicism.”
By Michelle Lee
December 13, 2009
ATLANTIC CITY — Last year, Joseph Klaw and his relatives were living in a refugee camp on the border between Thailand and Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
This year, the 22-year-old is living in Atlantic City and working at Trump Plaza, thanks to a refugee resettlement program run by Catholic Charities.
Sweeping changes in United States demographics are transforming the fundamental makeup of the Catholic Church, as the number of Catholic Hispanics continues to climb.
But is American Catholicism prepared for this new wave of parishioners?
That question was raised by a panel of experts on Dec. 10 at “Becoming Latino: The Transformation of U.S. Catholicism,” at Fordham University.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has been awarded a contract to match unaccompanied immigrant children who have recently been released from government custody with pro bono attorneys. CLINIC’s National Pro Bono Project for Children will train and support pro bono attorneys across the country to assist unaccompanied children in need of legal representation.