Skip to comments.Law threatens Church’s ministry [official statement by Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez]
Posted on 09/16/2011 5:54:49 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
Statement of Archbishop José H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Chairman, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration
State of Alabama Immigration Law
On behalf of the U.S. Catholic bishops, I offer my solidarity with and support to Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, archbishop of Mobile, AL, and Bishop Robert J. Baker, bishop of Birmingham, AL, -- in close collaboration with other religious leaders of the State -- in their efforts to turn back a State law which would threaten the ministry of the Church in Alabama to undocumented immigrants.
As chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, I again call upon the Administration and Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Our nation is in great need for a federal solution to the challenge of illegal immigration, one that balances the rule of law with humanitarian principles.
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