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A Statement from Bishop Nickless

Bishop Nickless would like to share with you the following statement issued by Cardinal DiNardo last week at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  This statement was agreed upon by all the bishops present and reflects Bishop Nickless’ personal opinion on the matter of asylum and separation of families on the U.S. border.

“At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life. The Attorney General’s recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection. These vulnerable women will now face return to the extreme dangers of domestic violence in their home country. This decision negates decades of precedents that have provided protection to women fleeing domestic violence. Unless overturned, the decision will erode the capacity of asylum to save lives, particularly in cases that involve asylum seekers who are persecuted by private actors. We urge courts and policy makers to respect and enhance, not erode, the potential of our asylum system to preserve and protect the right to life.

Additionally, I join Bishop Joe Vásquez, Chairman of USCCB’s Committee on Migration, in condemning the continued use of family separation at the U.S./Mexico border as an implementation of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. Our government has the discretion in our laws to ensure that young children are not separated from their parents and exposed to irreparable harm and trauma. Families are the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together. While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety. Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral.”

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Encountering the Sacred in our Everyday Life-The Sacrament of the Present Moment and Personal Prayer

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July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

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Encountering the Sacred in our Everyday Life-Eucharistic Miracles

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