Here are some October articles and videos from various sources to keep you informed about the latest in immigration and border news. Many of the articles document the life-threatening violence which prompts many people to leave their homelands, the threats and risk of death on the journey, and the particular dangers faced by unaccompanied migrant children. An artist and author as well as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops also share their responses to the migrant crisis. From The …Read More
October Fundraiser in Tucson
On Sunday, October 18, at the home of KBI board member Bernadette Ruiz and her husband Joaquín, An Afternoon Fiesta in Tucson was in full swing. This fundraiser for the KBI was organized by Mary Ellen Cook (wife of board member Roger Cook and chairperson for this event) and a committee of dedicated volunteers who know how to put their passion behind their fundraising efforts. The afternoon of refreshments and hors d’oeuvres was attended by 90 people and raised $15,000. Thanks to all who planned, …Read More
A Day at the KBI
The McCabes won a transformative experience at this year’s KBI’s Phoenix dinner, and are looking forward to the next one. Mark your calendars for February 20, 2016! At the Phoenix fundraising dinner earlier this year, first-time attendees Tom and Patty McCabe got caught up in the fervor of the live auction and the spirit of support for the KBI that filled the room. That’s how they found themselves the happy recipients of a night’s stay at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, a day at the KBI, …Read More
Pope Francis in the U.S.
Pope Francis’s long-awaited U.S. visit was a celebration of unity, compassion, and open-hearted embrace of those who suffer—from poverty, violence, family separation, environmental hazards, and the insensitivity or blindness of government policies. In Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, in speeches before Congress and congregations, to students in small classrooms and to a filled Madison Square Garden, the pope emphasized healing these “open wounds” together. Since Pope …Read More
The KBI in Washington, D.C.
The week before Pope Francis’s visit, Father Sean Carroll, KBI Executive Director, traveled to Washington to participate in a congressional staff briefing organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and share the findings of a study conducted at the KBI, Our Values on the Line: Migrant Abuse and Family Separation at the Border (more about this jointly-published report from the KBI and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S. in the following article). A week later, as the Pope …Read More
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