Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Illinois bishops welcome driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

Catholic World News - January 15, 2013

The Catholic Conference of Illinois has welcomed the legislative passage of a measure permitting immigrants who are not present in the United States legally to apply for temporary driver’s licenses.

“This legislation will give our immigrant brothers and sisters the training to safely get to church, work and school,” said Robert Gilligan, the conference’s executive director. “All families are safer when every driver is trained, tested, licensed and insured.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($20,631 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,368.73
59% 41%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Jan. 17, 2013 10:19 AM ET USA

    another WRONG message by the Catholic Bishops

  • Posted by: unum - Jan. 16, 2013 9:10 AM ET USA

    And, the moral issue regarding social justice that the bishops intend for the faithful is ...? Also, the moral issue that the bishops intend for the faithful regarding the legitimate role of civil authorities is ...? In any event, the result for the faithful is moral and political confusion.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jan. 15, 2013 8:12 PM ET USA

    Am I missing something? If they are here illegally, why would we issue them a driver's license to take advantage of work or other items to which thety are not entitled. Didn't Jesus make a point of the importance of obedience? We are expected to obey the laws of our land which are moral - why wouldn't they have to do the same? There are so many immigrants who come here legally. Can someone here explain this position to me?

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

New Ebook on Renewal and Evangelization 17 hours ago
More evidence that you can't trust the Pill 18 hours ago
Did Cardinal McCarrick compare Allah to the Trinity? 18 hours ago
An intriguing new Catholic publisher: Tuscany Press 19 hours ago
Calvary is a must-see Catholic film 23 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days