Session I: Caring for Immigrant Families
The Catholic Church has long served immigrants and people on the move, consistent with its identity â€“ in the Holy Fatherâ€™s words â€“ as a church â€œwithout borders, mother to all.â€ In this session, pastoral agents will lift up Catholic social teaching on immigration, and detail the vital work of Catholic institutions in caring and advocating for immigrant families, including those affected by detention and deportation. The session will feature the personal stories of immigrant families, who will explain their struggles to stay together and contribute to their new communities in the United States.
Rev. Bruce Lewandowski, C.SS.R.
Vicar for Cultural Ministries, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Sr. Linda Lukiewski, SSJ
Holy Innocents Parish / St. Joan of Arc Community
Director, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia
Sr. Connie Trainor, SSJ
Director, Sisters of Saint Joseph Welcome Center
Rosa Murcia Garcia
Student, Sisters of Saint Joseph Welcome Center