Alabama’s Immigration Law – USCCB’s Position

USCCB Position The U.S. Catholic Bishops accept the legitimate role of the U.S. government in enforcing immigration laws. However, USCCB opposes “enforcement only” immigration policies and supports instead comprehensive immigration reform which includes an enforcement component. In Strangers No Longer, the U.S. Catholic Bishops outlined the elements of their proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. These … [Read more…]

Alabama’s Immigration Law – Week 5

PASTORS CORNER ARTICLE SEPTEMBER WEEK 5 By: Rev. Mark T. Spruill, Obl.S.B. Actions Speak Louder than Words… People of faith view public laws from a moral perspective.  Are the laws humane?  Do they serve the common good? Do they uphold the God-given right of every member of society to human dignity and respect?  If laws … [Read more…]

Alabama’s Immigration Law – Week 4

PASTORS CORNER ARTICLE SEPTEMBER WEEK 4 By: Rev. Mark T. Spruill, Obl.S.B.  The Root of the Problem… To address concerns surrounding immigration enforcement, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (U.S.C.C.B.) believes that our country must pass comprehensive immigration reform laws to ensure the rule of law, while ensuring that the law is focused on … [Read more…]

Immigration Laws – Part 3

PASTORS CORNER ARTICLE SEPTEMBER WEEK 3 By: Rev. Mark T. Spruill, Obl. S.B. Strangers in the Land… In the debate surrounding both legal and illegal immigration to the United States, politicians and the public alike understandably ask why millions of unauthorized immigrants did not seek to come to the United States lawfully. Some argue that … [Read more…]

Immigration Law Articles – Week 2

PASTORS CORNER ARTICLE SEPTEMBER WEEK 2 By: Rev. Mark T. Spruill, Obl.S.B. A Brother in Need This month, I want to look at immigration and the teaching of the Catholic Church in light of the scripture: “If someone sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in … [Read more…]

Alabama’s Immigration Law

Alabama issued during the year 2011 a controversial, tough and unfair immigration law that went directly against biblical teachings and brought about much confusion and fear among its citizens. The law has seen some provisions made, due in part to peaceful protests and ministerial interventions, and has passed the House by a vote of 64-34. … [Read more…]