Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

CHICAGO — As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help those potentially threatened by the operation. A Chicago priest talked during his homily about the compassion of a border activist accused of harboring illegal immigrants, while […]

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Cardinal rebukes Farrakhan, priest over speech

CHICAGO – Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich has condemned what he called anti-Semitic statements made by Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan at a Roman Catholic church on the city’s south side. He also rebuked Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger for inviting Farrakhan to speak without consulting Cupich. During a speech Thursday at St. Sabina Church, […]

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