PHILADELPHIA — Faithful Catholics “need to remember that the Holy Family, too, was once a family of immigrants and refugees,” Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
He stressed: “We need to treat the undocumented among us with the mercy and justice we expect for ourselves.”
Archbishop Chaput’s Dec. 12 statement connected the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt to the stories of many immigrants today.
“Mary — our mother; the mother of the Church — had an intimate understanding of suffering, flight, homelessness and uncertainty,” he said.
The archbishop said that Mary’s honorific titles are “richly deserved” but “can sometimes obscure the human...READ MORE