We have a dangerous shortfall this month—$9,207 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Spanish-language Bibles given to unaccompanied migrant children

Catholic World News - July 31, 2014

At the request of the Department of Communications of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the American Bible Society and the publisher Verbo Divino have donated over 1,200 Bibles to unaccompanied migrant children detained near Nogales, Arizona.

“They are all from Central America-- Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador-- their physical needs are being attended to, but the authorities wonder if Spanish [language] bibles could be given to the children while in the holding center to comfort them,” said Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson. “Many have been through some troubling and traumatic situations.”

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 January expenses ($9,207 to go):
$35,000.00 $25,792.70
26% 74%
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 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Jul. 31, 2014 10:03 PM ET USA

    Where can we write to get bibles for our RCIA and CCD students? Surely the bishops can help underwrite the cost of catechizing the children and adults already here legally if they can spring for the flood of illegal aliens overwhelming our borders.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Human Mix of Good and Evil 1 hours ago
Conscientious objection to vaccinations 4 hours ago
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? 6 hours ago
On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ 23 hours ago
Salvation? No matter who we are, one price. January 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12