Contemplando a la humanidad

El obispo auxiliar de Seattle, ciudadano americano naturalizado, reflexiona sobre su período como Presidente del Comité de Migración de los Obispos de los Estados Unidos

Catholic Voices - We have always been a church of immigrants

Each Sunday, thousands of Catholics gather for Mass in parishes and missions across the Archdiocese of Seattle. In union with the church throughout the world, we all hear the same readings and offer the same prayers. But we do so in a multitude of languages. Each week in Western Washington, Masses are offered in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Swahili, Laotian, Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Polish and Samoan, among others. In one of the most diverse parts of the country, we are a diverse church — a church of immigrants.

Seeing humanity

Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, a naturalized American citizen, finishes a three-year term as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration this month. Northwest Catholic sat down with him in July to get his reflections on that role.

Undocumented heart

By ordinance of God, the giver of life, I was born on Mexican soil. My heart has made me a missionary without citizenship in every place that does not recognize me as a brother. I will remain a stranger in this world until the day the creator of all things and all people returns me to the place of origin I left in order to become a pilgrim: his heart.

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