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How ironic, when distress has moved to outrage in our country over Donald Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy leaving families ripped apart at our borders, that today we observe “World Refugee Day,” as proclaimed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The questions I see before us today are:
How can we sit wringing our hands waiting for our Congress to do something? Where and how will we – each of us – stand up in the face of this crisis of integrity and shame?
Enough said. Today is the day to step up and decide our place in this moment of history. May we not fail our God, ourselves and those who have sought the welcome offered by the invitation on the Statue of Liberty: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free!