Catholic refugee resettlement groups look to rebuild after President Trump leaves office
January 14, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: “We know that the [refugee] goal the Biden administration has set at 125,000 is a lofty goal, and it’s going to take time and investment,” said Rachel Pollock, director of resettlement services for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. “The infrastructure for resettlement has been really decimated over the last few years, but we’re really eager to do this because it’s been so critical to our mission, and we’re hopeful that the Biden administration will be good federal partners in our goal to do this.”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 -
Jan. 14, 2021 5:21 PM ET USA
A Church that cannot take care of its own needs, but instead depends on government handouts, is not an evangelizing, growing institution, but rather a sick, lame, and dying one. The much-publicized Pew statistics bear this out, as do the incessant parish closings, consolidations, and diocesan restructurings. Prayer and kerygma are what should drive a thriving Church, but it seems it is money, especially in the form of government handouts, that drives the U.S. Church. Must wean from dependency.