The Lord Jesus fled the tyranny of Herod.
Read the USCCB on President Trump’s refugee ban: USCCB on Refugee Ban. Be cautious of Catholics who claim to be more Catholic than the Pope. Many American Catholics seem to think Pope Francis is a fool, but we’re all called to be fools for Christ, so perhaps there are worse things.
The USCCB and other Christian leaders have been busy since the election of Trump fighting for a consistent ethic of life, and condemning President Trump‘s plans: to increase torture, ban refugees, worsen climate change, and take away people’s healthcare without a replacement. Headlines: Evangelicals Oppose Trump’s Plan to Ban Refugees. Catholic Bishops Press Trump on Immigration. Catholic Bishops Urge Trump Not To Repeal Obamacare Without a Replacement. Watch a video from Fr. James Martin on the duty to welcome the stranger after the jump:
“Let us touch the tenderness which saves.”
Pope Francis’ Christmas homily was about a God who chose to become one of us; one of the most marginalized. He called for a revolution of tenderness. Crux: Christ Child Is With Refugees, Child Soldiers, and Abortion Victims, Pope Says. And listen to Pope Francis’ year in review from NPR after the jump:
If you can afford to, adorn your crèche with roses today. Juan Diego’s story from our own Melissa Musick and a prayer to St. Juan Diego for all migrants: