Bishop Joe Vasquez
of Austin, Texas
and chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Migration
criticized yesterday, President Trump's executive order to build a larger wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it would "put immigrant lives needlessly in harm's way, tear families apart and spark fear and panic in communities.
President Trump signed directives to begin building a wall along US border with Mexico and crack down on US cities that shield undocumented immigrants.
"Instead of building walls” the bishop said, “my brother bishops and I will continue to follow the example of Pope Francis. We will look to build bridges between people, bridges that allow us to break down the walls of exclusion and exploitation."
just released a new book in time for Lent. In this book, the Seven Last Words of Christ
, published by Novalis
, Fr.Tom reflects on the last words uttered by Jesus and its relevance to our modern world
This book is published in English, French and Italian and can be purchased on our website here
And finally now, we have some great films premiering on our network this February
. One of honorable mention is a new film by the Knight of Columbus
entitled, The Face of Mercy
The Face of Mercy
will premiere on our network on February 12th
at 9 pm Eastern but if you miss it, no problem. Encore presentations are planned for the month so keep so your eye on our online schedule here
That's it for Perspectives Daily
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