Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Catholics talk immigration with state leaders

The Catholic Explorer reports in this article that a recent "Catholic Day on the Hill" addressed immigration as an issue important to Catholics in Tennessee government.

"'One of the most important things we can do as citizens is to be here and learn to understand the issues,' Father Ragan Schriver, director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, told 250 middle and high school students at the Capitol. 'It's a great day to recognize what our faith tells us as Catholic Christians to advocate for.'"

"Like other Catholic Day on the Hill participants, Bishops David R. Choby of Nashville, Joseph E. Kurtz of Knoxville and J. Terry Steib of Memphis met with state legislators in their offices throughout the day to discuss immigration, abortion, health care and other issues. The bishops also met privately with Gov. Phil Bredesen."

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