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Bishops' conference to co-sponsor immigration talks

In continuing with the push for more discussions on immigration, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Catholic University of America will host an immigration conference, “The Catholic Church and Immigration: Pastoral, Policy and Social Perspectives,” at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. on March 21.

Three panels will cover three topics: the historical impact immigration has had on the church and future responses, Catholic Social Teaching and immigration policy, and the role of the church in the immigration debate.

Panel guests include representatives from the bishops’ conference, TIME magazine and the Migration Policy Institute. The keynote speaker will be Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., and board member of Catholic Relief Services.

Immigration as a moral issue will be discussed, as well as what issues the church should address to convince Catholics of humane immigration reform.

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The conference is free. Registration can be found at

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