January 11, 2018

01.06.2017 A woman holds a child's hand as they arrive for a rally in support of immigrants' rights in New York City Dec. 18, 2016. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles called attention in a Jan. 6 statement the hardships and contributions of immigrants to American society as the U.S. church prepared to observe National Migration Week. (CNS / Gregory A. Shemitz)

"We're praying the U.S. government would act more compassionately toward those seeking refuge in this country. We have to find a way for people to remain with us in a way that comports with our laws, but this country was built on immigrants and people who need a better way of life."

—Sr. Charmaine Krohe, from "Syrian refugee family lives, thrives on School Sisters' Connecticut campus," published on Global Sisters Report to commemorate the Catholic Church's National Migration Week (Jan. 7-13).