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Archbishop Quinn greeting refugeesImmigration:
Welcoming the Stranger

We are one  human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological  differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be.  Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of  the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. Pope Paul VI  taught that “if you want peace, work for justice.” The Gospel calls us to be  peacemakers. Our love for all our sisters and brothers demands that we promote  peace in a world surrounded by violence and conflict. (USCCB/What We Believe)

Archbishop John Quinn with Vietnamese refugees at SFO 1976.  Photo: Daniel DeGeannaro/Catholic Charities; Archives of San Francisco Archdiocese (AASF).

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Catholic resources, and upcoming events.

Immigration Letter to Priests and Deacons

Immigration Reform Archbishop Cordileone

Upcoming Events:

TRAINING: Practicing Solidarity: Rapid Response in Immigration Raids
Monday, February 27, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall's Xavier Room, 660 Parker Ave., San Francisco
No RSVP necessary

TRAINING: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus Derechos (in Spanish) - Community Defense
Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm
St. Joseph the Worker (San Jose Obrero) Mission, 400 Heller St., Redwood City
No RSVP necessary

TRAINING: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus Derechos (in Spanish)
Sunday, March 5, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Holy Angels Church, 107 San Pedro Rd., Colma
No RSVP necessary

TRAINING: Soldarity in Action: Rapid Response to Immigration Raids
Legal training for volunteers who want to be first responders or part of the accompaniment teams.
Thursday, March 9, 6:00 pm
St. Anthony Church Cafeteria, 3500 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park

MASS: Celebrate Immigrant Dignity - Celebrant: Archbishop Cordileone
Know Your Rights Forum will follow Mass (in Spanish and English)
Saturday, March 11, 11:00 am
St. Peter Church, 1200 Florida St., San Francisco

TRAINING: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus Derechos
(in Spanish) - Community Defense
Sunday, March 19, 1:30 pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 300 Fulton Ave., Redwood City
No RSVP necessary

Additional Resources:

Plan for Accompaniment and Education, January 2017 | Plan de Acompañamiento y Educacion, Enero 2017

"Hundreds turn out to support immigrants on inauguration week," by Christina Gray, Catholic San Francisco, February 1, 2017

Statement of Archbishop Cordileone to U.S. House and Senate Judiciary committee hearings on immigration
July, 2015

Catholic Charities San Francisco/Marin/San Mateo Refugee & Immigrant Services

California Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCC) on Immigration

"Welcoming the Stranger: Practical Advice for the Undocumented," CCC Because we are Catholic Series

"Acoger al Forastero: Consejos Prácticos para las Personas Indocumentadas," CCC Porque nosotros somos Católicos

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  (USCCB) on Immigration

Justice for Immigrants USCCB website

National Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Position Statement and Frequently Asked Questions on Immigration

“Where is your brother” (Gen 4:9): this question which God asks of man since his origins, involves us, especially today with regard to our brothers and sisters who are migrating: “This is not a question directed to others; it is a question directed to me, to you, to each of us.”

~ Pope Francis, July 2013 (at Lampedusa)

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