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Report: September 8 to be day of prayer, action for immigration reform

Catholic World News - August 06, 2013

NBC News is reporting that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has “suggested Sept. 8 as a day of action for Catholics to pray for – and speak up about – immigration.”

“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging local dioceses to organize pilgrimages, devote Masses, and deliver sermons on the subject,” according to the NBC report, which highlighted support for immigration reform by leaders of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission – two bodies that have joined with the bishops in opposing the HHS mandate.

“The faith groups can reach to both sides of the spectrum,” said Kevin Appleby of the bishops’ conference. “We have an ability to reach into offices where others may not be able to and make the argument that this is the right thing to do.”

Appleby also told NBC that “it certainly doesn’t hurt for members to know that their church or their faith organization would support them on this, and thank them for it.”

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