Immigration crisis grows with unaccompanied minors
“Every human being is a child of God. He or she bears the image of Christ! We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are our brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved.”
– Pope Francis
The influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. borders and how the federal government is handling the situation has made recent headlines. The Catholic Church and others are calling it “a growing humanitarian crisis.”
Beginning Experience offers to heal the hurting
They have bonded through the shared experience of loss either by death, separation or divorce. From July 25-27, 110 team leaders of Beginning Experience International Ministry, Inc., held their biennial convention, “Celebrating the Vision in a Time of Change,” commemorating the group’s 40th anniversary.
Christian Brothers School, St. Anthony School to unite
It was a challenge that required 16 months of research and creative thinking, but Christian Brothers School in City Park and St. Anthony of Padua School on Canal Street are joining forces to produce a new elementary school, on two campuses, that both fulfills the grade-level guidelines of the strategic plan for archdiocesan Catholic schools and creates a new entity with a bold educational vision.
Free health screenings at Daughters of Charity centers
Daughters of Charity Health Centers is marking National Health Center Week (NHCW) 2014 Aug. 11-15 with free health screenings and Affordable Care Act/Health Insurance Marketplace assistance.
La. Right to Life August 14 kickoff for 40 Days for Life
A free dinner with guest speaker Archbishop Gregory Aymond will be held Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Angela Merici Gym, 835 Melody Drive, Metairie, to kick off the upcoming 40 Days for Life New Orleans.
La. Catholic bishops on unaccompanied migrant children
STATEMENT ON UNACCOMPANIED REFUGEE MINORS
The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB) acknowledges the humanitarian crisis surrounding unaccompanied refugee minors who have entered our country from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. We must address this reality with a spirit that honors the sanctity of the family and works to protect the vulnerable.