In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the executive action announcement what it means, its potential implications, and Pope Francis's support of migrants.
"The Church is at your side as you seek a more dignify life for yourselves and your families." -- Pope Francis to immigrant brothers and sisters.
Today's Psalm: "Your decrees are my inheritance forever; the joy of my heart they are." (Psalm 119:111)
News on President's Executive Action on Immigration:
- President Obama ordered a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system through executive action last night. He told undocumented immigrants, "You can come out of the shadows."
- Not sure what the President Obama's executive action entails? Read about the immediate and not so immediate impacts.
- In response, Republican Speaker John A. Boehner says that the President's action is "damaging the presidency itself" and that he is "sabotaging any chance at enacting bipartisan reforms."
- Meanwhile, Democrats tell the President to "be brave, go big, go bold and go now" because he will pay the price with Republicans either way.
Pope Francis and church News:
- Senior Fellow at Catholics in Alliance, Christopher Hale, released the following statement supporting President Obama's action on immigration.
- NETWORK announced that they are thankful for President Obama's leadership in providing relief from the threat of deportation to millions of aspiring Americans.
- Franciscan Action Network applauded the president's order to protect undocumented immigrants and vows to advocate that Congress take the next step.
- Earlier this week, Pope Francis spoke out against Anti-Immigrant hatred, calling for compassionate action on immigration reform.
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