Columbas are deeply shocked and strongly condemn the recent attack against our Jewish sisters and brothers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27.
Remarks from the administration outlining attempts to restrict access to protection for migrants and further militarize the southern border stands in direct opposition to this sacred obligation.
Today, the Columban Center was one of 132 organizations from a diverse set of faith backgrounds spanning 33 states in urging the Trump Administration and federal officials to reverse rollbacks of crucial environmental safeguards.
In the midst of the world’s worst refugee crisis since the end of the Second World War, the Trump administration has just set the refugee admissions goal for the next fiscal year at 30,000, the lowest level in U.S. history. The U.S. Region of the Missionary Society of St. Columban calls on the President and the Congress to reverse this decision.
The United States has a moral responsibility to significantly reduce its carbon emissions - the administration’s recently announced replacement for the Clean Power Plan ignores this responsibility.
(June 28, 2018) The U.S. Region of the Missionary Society of St. Columban is disappointed in the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Trump’s Travel Ban. The Administration’s most recent ban bars visitors and immigrants from five Muslim majority nations – Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – as well as Venezuela and North Korea.
Family unity is sacred. Every person has the right to seek safety. These are some of the most basic tenets of Catholic Social Teaching. Separating families at the border and restricting access to asylum stands in direct contradiction to these core values.
We Must Stop the Potential for Further Violence in Syria: War Is Not the Answer
On Tuesday, April 10, President Trump and his advisers weighed a more robust retaliatory strike against Syria than last year’s missile attack, reasoning that only an escalation of armed force would look credible and possibly serve as a deterrent against further alleged use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians (NYT).
Under the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution, Congress, not the President, decides when the U.S. will use military force.
As Catholics and people of faith, we unite around principles of compassion, stewardship, and justice. In his address to Congress, Pope Francis reminded lawmakers of their fundamental responsibility: “Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.”
December 18, 2017
Never before in human history have so many people been uprooted and displaced from their homes and forced to seek shelter. On International Migrants Day, the United Nations reminds the nations of the world of their responsibility to protect the safety, dignity, and fundamental freedoms of all migrants and refugees.