Immigration

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee has put together a packet of information on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Some of the topics included in the packet are:

  • Letter from Bishop Ricard regarding the plight of immigrants
  • Position statement on immigration reform from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Catholic teaching on immigration
  • Immigration facts and figures
  • Guest editorial by Dr. Nancy Powers

Dying to Live:  A Migrant's Journey

If you are interested in learning more about the immigrants among us, The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame has an excellent video called Dying to Live:  A Migrant's Journey.  If you would like more information, you can read about the video, see clips and purchase a copy here.

What We Can Do

The most important thing we can do now, in addition to helping these people live among us the best they can, is to pray for them and for us.  Please pray for us and for others who may be working with these people.

Often it feels like the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.  We must constantly guard against becoming bitter and negative and must struggle to trust that God is working among us and through us.

Please ask your Church to pray for the immigrants during intercessory prayer at mass.