Catholic Relief Services: Immigration action must consider root causes

Washington D.C., Jan 12, 2019 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the ongoing discussions surrounding immigration, part of the solution must involve looking at the factors that drive people to leave their homes in the first place, said the vice president of an international Catholic aid group.

“What we would like is more attention to addressing why people flee,” said Bill O’Keefe, vice president for government relations and advocacy for Catholic Relief Services.

O’Keefe spoke with CNA about the motives behind immigration to the United States, and how Catholic Relief Services is working to address these root causes.  

“There’s a range of

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Asking your prayers as I go on mission in India

I ask your prayers today as I leave to begin my three-week teaching mission to India. There I will be team-teaching an intensive course on the indissolubility of marriage at the Indian Session of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Kerala with Father Gregory Gresko, O.S.B., professor of theology at the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo in Rome.Father Gresko, who is originally from Virginia, teaches an intensive course at the Institute each January on a theological topic related to the Institute’s mission of promoting studies in marriage and family. It was at his invitation, confirmed by Institute Vice President

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William Shakespeare was pro-life

William Shakespeare was pro-lifeEverbody knows the English poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare. He lived from 1564 to 1616. But did you ever consider that he was pro-life and pro-family? One can argue that he’s probably the greatest dramatist that has ever lived. He wrote thirty-nine plays, 154 sonnets and two story poems.Shakespeare was famous and successful in his own time, but he had and continues to have a major influence on literature, especially the theatre. His works are alive and well and performed in many parts of the world. Other great English writers such as John Milton, Alexander Pope

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