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“The Catholic Church and Immigration: Pastoral, Policy and Social Perspectives” conference at The Catholic University of America (CUA) is being live-streamed today, March 21, at http://live.cua.edu/, 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The conference features three separate panel discussions on:
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., and a consultant to Catholic Relief Services, will deliver a lunchtime keynote address titled “The Universal Church as a Defender of Migrant’s Rights.”
In the evening, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, and Archbishop Rafael Romo Muñoz of Tijuana, chairman of the Mexican Episcopal Conference’s Migration Commission, will highlight the international dimension of migration with a presentation on "U.S.-Mexican Migration: A Catholic View."Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan of Mexico and Eric P. Schwartz, Assistant Secretary of State for the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration will respond.
For more information about the conference, view the program (http://ipr.cua.edu/res/docs/Conference-Program-1-2.pdf ) or call the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at 202-319-5999.
The Catholic Church and Immigration: Pastoral, Policy and Social Perspectives” conference is sponsored by The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Keywords: immigration, policy, Cardinal McCarrick, the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, The Catholic University of America, U.S. bishops, USCCB
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