Sunday's Sermon May Be on U.S. Immigration Policy

Catholic leaders support an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws and may make their case from the pulpit.

Patch file photo of Angel Diaz of Easton, Pa. speaking at an immigration rally
Patch file photo of Angel Diaz of Easton, Pa. speaking at an immigration rally
Catholic church-goers may find their weekly worship mixed with politics as priests and bishops in major dioceses plan to preach in support of immigration reform on Sunday, according to a Pew Research Center report.

Biblical teachings on social justice are prompting Catholic leaders to support a proposed overhaul of U.S. immigration laws. Demographics are also a factor considering almost 60 percent of U.S. Catholics are Hispanic, according to a New York Times report.

The House of Representatives has 136 Catholic members including Speaker John Boehner, according to Pew.

Most Americans say illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. if they meet certain requirements, according to a Pew survey taken in March.

Pew also reports that most Americans oppose political endorsements from churches.

Do you support immigration reform? Would hearing a sermon about the issue have any impact on your opinion? Tell us in the comments section.


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