Hurricane Katrina Homeowners and Immigrant Workers Speak Out for Fair and Compassionate Immigration Reform

NEW ORLEANS, LA - “We simply could not be where we are on the road to recovery [from Hurricane Katrina] without the labor of undocumented immigrants, and like tens of thousands of New Orleans homeowners, I am eager to stand in solidarity with the immigrant workers who helped rebuild our city,” says homeowner Mary Baudouin, whose Mid-City home stood in four feet of Katrina floodwater for three weeks.

Pope Francis Meets with Cristo Rey Jesuit Students During Satellite Meeting Prior to U.S. Visit

CHICAGO, IL - In preparation for his visit to the U.S., Pope Francis virtually connected with individuals in three U.S. cities he will not make it to next month when he travels to the U.S. for the first time. Via satellite connection he spoke with students from Chicago's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School as well as congregants from a MacAllen, Texas, Catholic church near the U.S.-Mexico border and homeless men and women and those working with the homeless in Los Angeles, California.

Nuns on the Bus to Visit Jesuit Institutions During 13-Day National Bus Tour Leading Up to Pope Francis’s Historic U.S. Visit

NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, which educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation, announced its fourth national Nuns on the Bus tour themed, “Bridge the Divides: Transform Politics.”