Catholic bishops agree: 'Asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life'


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





Editor's note: In conjunction with the visit to Scranton, Pa., by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his recent statements about persons seeking asylum in the United States, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Diocese of Scranton, has issued the following statement:

The development of a sound immigration policy that respects both the concerns of our nation and the needs of those individuals seeking asylum in our country for themselves and their children is a challenging task.

Sadly, current immigration policies have reached a critical point, with children and families with children who are seeking asylum being separated from one another.

These individuals are fleeing violence and chaos in their homelands, only to face policies that are destroying their families and unduly burdening their children.

While our borders must be protected and we must support the rule of law, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asserted that “at its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life.” Separating children from their parents is an affront to the right to life. We must do all that we can to preserve and respect this right.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Wallkill Valley artists win big at art show
Hundreds of people braved the cold weather Friday night to attend the 8th annual Wallkill Valley Invitational Art Show.
Read more »
Image

Dolan, Donegan to return to school board
The Ogdensburg Board of Education received the election results on Dec. 4 for the two open spots needed to be filled on the...
Read more »
Image

Honor Roll: Ogdensburg Borough School
First Marking PeriodHigh Honor RollGrade 5
Sadie Biondo
Justin Bonaparte
Holley...

Read more »

Fit Club owner proposes program to school
Nelson Alvarez, owner of “FIT CLUB”, proposed his boxing program to the Ogdensburg Board of Education on Dec. 4.
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Employment continues to advance
  • Dec 7, 2018
Local News
Overshadowed by opioids, meth is back
  • Dec 5, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Lafayette, NJ