The archdiocese of Los Angeles is inviting Catholics to join in a novena and to watch Masses online this weekend in preparation for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees….
Catholics are invited to participate in a Sept. 18-26 novena meant as spiritual preparation for the 2020 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, observed Sept. 27.
Catholics are invited also to watch Gomez celebrate Masses via livestream Sept. 20, at 7am PDT in Spanish and 10am PDT in English….
Each year, celebration includes a 60-mile walking pilgrimage tracing the path St. Junipero Serra walked as he founded the first nine mission churches of California.
This year, the pilgrimage begins Sept. 21. Because of the pandemic, the pilgrimage leader, Don Antonio, is set to walk the route alone, but the archdiocese is encouraging Catholics to join the pilgrimage virtually.
The festivities will also include a testimony delivered by a 16-year old immigrant who entered the US as an unaccompanied minor to reunite with her mother in Los Angeles. Her family sought asylum in the U.S. due to violent crimes against them in their home country, the archdiocese said….
The above comes from a Sept. 16 story on the site of the Catholic News Agency.
Doubtful there will be any mention of the United States having fair and reasonable immigration laws, or of her welcoming immigrants by the millions over the course of her history. This is yet another opportunity for people to show up with American, and yes, Trump flags, to show support for America’s generous heart toward immigrants.
I can think of 1,000,000 better things to do with the time God gave me.
A lot of us would not be here if 19th century America had as generous a heart towards immigrants.
Or, as FDR is quoted, ‘my fellow immigrants… ‘
FDR did not say “my fellow immigrants” in his radio speeches, but “my fellow Americans”. Who thought up the first?