Resources - Recursos

This Resource Page lists key web sites and articles that will give you relevant information about the clear position of the Catholic Church on issues of interest and concern for Catholics. In particular we recommend the following:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind. To connect with the web page of the Catholic Bishops (USCCB) go to

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Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles: "Immigration, national identity and Catholic conscience"
"Immigration reform is a spiritual issue - it is a test of our faith, our humanity and our compassion." "People do not cease to be our brothers and sisters just because they have an irregular immigration status."
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USCCB  “Justice for Immigrants Campaign” is a site that explains the Catholic Church’s position on immigration. For a better understanding of the present issues and controversy surrounding immigrants among us, visit the JFI website. Following are links to important resources. 

The Catholic Church's position on Immigration Reform

Immigration 101 - Countering the Myths

What You Can Do For Immigrants & Refugees

pdf Know Your Rights Cards (Printable) (288 KB)

pdf Appointment of Short Term Guardianship - Spanish & English (116 KB)

pdf Power of Attorney for Assets Information & Form (English) (36 KB)

pdf Power of Attorney for Assets Information & Form (Spanish) (44 KB)


OSV IN FOCUS – The Church’s Changing Face
“U.S. Catholicism in what remains of the first half of the 21st century will be largely shaped by the Hispanic experience.” Read more in the OSV article about the reality, projections and statistics that impact the future life of Catholic parishes.

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