‘The Dreamers have been waiting for decades for Congress to do its job and pass immigration reform legislation,’ the archbishop said in a statement that urged local Catholics to contact lawmakers.
The Holy See Press Office stated May 22 that Pope Francis will receive a second group of victims June 1-3.
Archbishop Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic Church official to be convicted of concealing abuse.
More than 3,000 people attended Los Angles Mass in honor of Mary, Mother of he Church.
ANALYSIS: Three priests were killed there in a single week last month, confirming country’s status as most dangerous place in the world for Catholic clergy.
On May 25, voters will consider a referendum that would repeal the Irish Constitution’s Eighth Amendment, which prohibits abortion.
COMMENTARY: It would be better if comments reportedly made by the Pope in private remained in private, not splashed around the world by news media.
ANALYSIS: Choices reflect his vision of a Church for the poor, his concern for persecuted Christians and the environment, and his drive to reach out to the peripheries of the Church.
Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of Father Fernando Karadima, met with Pope Francis privately in April after being invited to the Vatican along with other victims of abuse.
The canonizations will take place during the 2018 Synod of Bishops.