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President Trump’s immigration action will bar foreign religious workers, USCCB warns

April 24, 2020

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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.”

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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).