11.4
A Catholic Worker’s Thoughts on Election Day

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Today is election day in the United States. Claire Fryqvist writes about how voting as a Catholic can be difficult, “I want to vote for someone who believes that every single human life matters.” Read the rest of her essay after the jump:

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7.16
Misc: Pope Calls for Protection of Unaccompanied Child Migrants

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Pope Francis

In his remarks on the crisis of unaccompanied child migrants to the United States, Pope Francis warned against “racist and xenophobic” attitudes and said child migrants must be “welcomed and protected.” Read his remarks from Vatican News here: Pope Calls for Protection of Unaccompanied Child Migrants

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7.7
Misc: California Bus Saga Over Flood of Illegal Immigrants

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BusKidsMay2014Some 52,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the US border since October. Most are fleeing poverty and violence in Central American countries. The Catholic Archdiocese of San Bernadino has said, “To us, it’s a no brainer that churches should come to the aid of the stranger, the migrant. It’s a core teaching of the Christian faith.” Read about the crisis and Church’s role in The Christian Science Monitor here: California Bus Saga Over Flood of Illegal Immigrants

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4.5
Cardinal O’Malley’s Homily on the US-Mexico Border

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Cardinal O'Malley

(Above: Cardinal O’Malley distributes communion through the US-Mexico border fence.) Read Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley’s homily at the US Bishop’s Mass on the Border for immigration reform after the jump:

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4.1
Misc: Standing in Solidarity with the Bishops on the Border

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Altar for Immigration Reform The US Catholic Bishops are celebrating Mass on the US-Mexico border today on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. Support the Bishops and immigration reform with help from Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good: Standing in Solidarity with the Bishops on the Border. Prayers and action for immigrants here. More photos after the jump:

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