February 06, 2017

Julia Young, asscoaite professor, histroy, published commentary on Commonweal about the laity support after Bishop Eusebio Elizondo addressed advocacy for refugees and migrants in a letter to the President Trump. 

...Despite these divides among the Catholic laity, the USCCB and the bishops are following a century-old precedent. Indeed, since the early 1900s, the U.S. Catholic bishops have consistently spoken out on behalf of immigrants. This was especially true during the 1920s and ’30s, a period of xenophobic passion during which the United States enacted unprecedented immigration restrictions...

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