Governmental policy and legislation report No.7

Above all, pray for Ukraine. Pope Francis invited all bishops and all the faithful to “solemnly entrust and consecrate ourselves, the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine” to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Georgia General Assembly is now approaching its final full week of the 2022 session and still anticipates April 4 … Read more

Governmental policy and legislation report No.6

The Georgia General Assembly continues to work through its agenda with some bills advancing, some bills changing and some bills falling by the wayside. “Cross-over Day is March 11 and last day of session (“sine die”) is April 4. Restrictions on Chemical Abortions. SB 456 has passed the Senate and moves to the House for … Read more

Governmental policy and legislation report No. 5

Congratulations to Bishop-designate Jacques Fabre, C.S. Read more about the new bishop of Charleston, SC, particularly his service in Georgia. Bishop-designate Fabre is a member of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles – known as Scalabrinians – an international community of religious serving migrants and refugees of different cultures, religions and ethnicities in … Read more

Governmental policy and legislation report No.4

Restrictions on chemical abortions. SB 456 (formerly identified as SB 315) imposes restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs which may now be administered without professional medical supervision. The bill would require that a qualified physician examine the pregnant woman in person. No abortion pills or chemical could be delivered by courier, delivery or mail … Read more

Governmental policy and legislation report No.3

How to help refugees from Afghanistan. Catholic Charities Atlanta is actively engaged in resettling refugees from Afghanistan. Resettlement needs include financial contribution, donations of household items and volunteers. Get more information here. Also, read the Justice for Immigrants resource page for up to date information. Religious worker application backlog. Religious workers from other countries can … Read more

Governmental policy and legislation report No. 2

Human trafficking and COVID. Human trafficking is still with us and only made worse by the COVID pandemic. Learn about the impact of COVID on human trafficking in a free webinar offered by Catholic Hospital Association, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. Register for Wednesday, February … Read more

Governmental policy and legislation report No.1

Welcome to change. The focus of this report over the last several years has been public policy changes and advocacy directly related to our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters. It is now time to broaden our focus and report on governmental policy and legislation that affect the common good of all, including immigrants, refugees … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 385

Fratelli Tutti. The encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, by Pope Francis speaks extensively to the subject of migration and integration. See the significant sections identified by Justice for Immigrants. Human trafficking. Pope Francis says “Human trafficking is a crime against all humanity. We must unite our efforts to free victims and stop this crime.” Justice for Immigrants … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 384

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG). Registration is now open for CSMG, a virtual gathering with outstanding speakers on all aspects of Catholic social justice. Live presentations will be offered from January 29 through February 1. Speakers include our former archbishop, Cardinal Wilton Gregory. Registration is only $50.00 for the whole program. See details here. Let … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 383

Do not fall for dishonest tricks of scammers! Immigration laws and rules can be confusing. Even well-meaning people can give poor advice, but there are dishonest notarios who give the wrong advice only to take your money. Look for qualified attorneys and representatives from among CLINIC affiliates. Watch for the signs of incompetent or dishonest … Read more