Be not afraid of immigrants, Archbishop Gomez encourages

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 28, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA).- In a new book marking Independence Day, the archbishop of Los Angeles addresses immigration reform in the context of the American Dream, seeking to stir the consciences of national Catholics. “Fears about America’s future have given rise to a new nativism,” Archbishop José Gomez, a Mexican-born American citizen, wrote in “Immigration and the Next America,” due to be released July 5. “Their idea … [Read more...]

US bishops: court ruling cannot change essence of marriage

Washington D.C., Jun 28, 2013 / 12:08 am (CNA).- In the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, the bishops of the U.S. are calling on the faithful to work to strengthen marriage and witness to its true meaning.“While the culture has failed in many ways to be marriage-strengthening, this is no reason to give up. Now is the time to strengthen marriage, not redefine it,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of … [Read more...]