Justice For Immigrants is a project of the Catholic Bishops of the United States to educate Catholics about the Church’s teachings on immigrants and welcoming the stranger.
Kentucky Bishops Issue Pastoral Statement on Immigration
On August 29, 2006 the four Catholic Bishops of Kentucky issued a pastoral statement related to the immigration reform debate raging throughout the country:
- KY Bishops ask that immigrants, both legal and undocumented, be seen as the image of God (press release)
- Every Man and Woman is the Image of God (pastoral statement)
- Immigration Reform: Recognize that Every Man and Woman is the Image of God (an op-ed article by Bishop John McRaith)
To further the education of Catholics on immigration, members of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky’s Hispanic Committee, an advisory group of 12 persons appointed by the four Kentucky bishops, have prepared the following articles. Please download and use them for adult religious formations programs, bulletin inserts, and in other ways that will help us be Christ to others by welcoming the strangers in our midst.
- Comprehensive Immigration Reform Needed Now
- You, Too, Were Once Aliens
- Migration in Light of the Word of God: Why Is the Catholic Church Involved in Immigration?
- Migration in the Light of Catholic Social Teaching
- Common Immigration Myths: Beyond the Chips and Salsa
- Immigrant Youth: Resource for Church and State
- The Root Causes of Immigration
- Kentucky Catholic Dioceses Reach Out to Immigrants
- A Brief Summary of U.S. Immigration History
- “Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock”