Bishop visits tomb for U.S. women in El Salvador who may become martyrs

Representatives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrated Mass Jan. 20 at the tomb of two Maryknoll sisters from the U.S. buried in El Salvador. Salvadoran bishops are working on a canonization cause for "martyr friends/companions," which will include the four women, as well as foreign-born priests, such as a group of Spanish-born Jesuits assassinated in 1989 and other Salvadoran Catholics slain during the country's civil war.

Catholic sisters make Advent plea to Biden: End 'immoral' immigration rule

Members of 24 congregations of women religious from around the country and supporters gathered outside the White House on Dec. 3 to protest the continued use of Title 42, enacted in March 2020 under the Trump administration as coronavirus infections began rising in the U.S. and around the world. Immigration advocates say the rule is another pretext to keep migrants out.

Mothers of disappeared migrants plead in US for help finding loved ones

A group of women looking for sons and daughters who were never heard from again after migrating to the U.S. traveled in mid- to late October throughout the country to plead for better immigration laws.

Justice Department sues Texas as it tries to halt transport of migrants

The U.S. Department of Justice filed the lawsuit to block Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's order giving troopers the ability to pull over and impound a vehicle, if needed, that is suspected of transporting migrants.