Catholic Church continues, in new ways, to help immigrant population

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March 17, 2015

Los Angeles Catholic church has outreach to homeless immigrants

Cots for homeless and undocumented migrants are seen at Mission Dolores Catholic Church in Los Angeles in this Dec. 17, 2014, photo. Mission Dolores’ Gaudalupanos Homeless Project is an example of the church’s outreach to immigrants.(CNS photo/David Maung, EPA)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church in the United States has had a long history of being a voice for immigrants and it continues to do so but in new ways, said speakers at a March 12 conference at The Catholic University of America.

There has been so much church involvement on this issue that a few of the panelists at the conference: “American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present” said their allotted time to speak wasn’t nearly enough to delve into the topic.

“It’s an incredibly complex issue. I can’t do it justice in 15 minutes,” said William Dinges, a theology professor at Catholic University. He said at best, he could present the church’s evolving role in a presentation “akin to speed dating” during the panel discussion on culture and religious life.

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