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  • Jan 20, 2015: The Immigration Journey of Br. Ramon Flores
    Jan 20, 2015: In 1990, I was born in Mexico into a staunchly Roman Catholic family. When I was twelve years old, my immediate family illegally migrated to California.  We have lived there ever since.
  • Jan 16, 2015: 2015 World Day of Migrants and Refugees: "Church without Frontiers, Mother to All"
    Jan 16, 2015: Pope Francis’ message for the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees embraces the theme Church without frontiers, Mother to all.  Celebrated on January 18, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees is an opportunity to reflect on our faith and the challenges facing migrants.  Ultimately, the Holy Father urges a “universal network of cooperation, based on safeguarding the dignity and centrality of every human person.”
  • Jan 13, 2015: CLINIC and TODEC Work Together to Double BIA Legal Capacity in Inland Empire, CA
    Jan 13, 2015: One of CLINIC’s most fundamental goals is to boost legal capacity in underserved areas in the United States.  An area seeing a severe shortage in low-cost, professional immigration legal service providers, the Inland Empire (or the “IE” as it is known) region of Southern California is home to over one million foreign-born persons.  Training Occupational Development Education Communicates (TODEC) is one service provider assisting newcomers with quality, charitable legal help in the IE.
  • Jan 8, 2015: Affiliate Profile: Ryan Patterson
    Jan 8, 2015: CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities. We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly. Ryan PattersonAssistant DirectorImmigration Legal ServicesCatholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
  • Jan 6, 2015: National Migration Week 2015: We Are One Family Under God
    Jan 6, 2015: With the promise of the New Year comes National Migration Week 2015, celebrated by the Catholic Church January 4-10. The theme is “We Are One Family Under God,” and there is no better time to extend goodwill, so abundantly shared with loved ones during the holidays, to our migrant brothers and sisters in Christ. 
  • Dec 23, 2014: Come, Lord Jesus!
    Dec 23, 2014: Dear brothers and sisters of CLINIC, As we enter close now to the celebration of the birth of Christ, the Church’s Liturgy prays every night the prophetic and powerful “O Antiphons” which sing out the Messianic titles of the Lord rooted in the prophecies of the Old Testament.  In these same days, there is another powerful event happening in our midst:  “Las Posadas."
  • Dec 19, 2014: Las Posadas: An Invitation to Hospitality
    Dec 19, 2014: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014, Welcoming the Stranger Edition of Catholic Woman Magazine, by the National Council of Catholic Women:
  • Dec 16, 2014: Posadas, the Search for Shelter and a New Sanctuary
    Dec 16, 2014: Children in the Spanish-speaking community are imbued with a profound sense of hospitality. Siblings share more, spend more time together across age barriers than in the English-speaking world.  Within the faith community, year after year, for about 9 days before Christmas there are Posadas or a re-enactment of the search of Mary and Joseph for shelter so that she can give birth to her Child. Often some of the youngest give voice to the search of Mary and Joseph.

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