President Trump’s immigration action will bar foreign religious workers, USCCB warns
April 24, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop José Gomez, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined other prelates in denouncing President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The bishops said that the order “threatens … to fuel polarization and animosity,” impacts family reunification, and “bars religious workers seeking to come to the United States as lawful permanent residents from supporting the work of our Church … This will undoubtedly hurt the Catholic Church and other denominations in the United States, diminishing their overall ability to minister to those in need.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Apr. 25, 2020 9:19 AM ET USA
A couple of points. (1) It appears from this statement that the USCCB recognizes the need for foreign missionaries to take up permanent residence here in order to evangelize a Church in decline. (2) It seems that the USCCB considers the Catholic Church merely another denomination rather than the signal institution that she is: "For it is through Christ's Catholic Church alone, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained" (CCC #816).