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A People in Peril
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"Our religious and social response is based on the Judeo-Christian scriptures which call believers to welcome the stranger among us, to treat the alien with respect and charity, and to provide pastoral and humanitarian assistance. While we do not condone illegal activity, we do give spiritual and moral support to suffering families.

All of us should urgently reiterate the call to our legislators to work for comprehensive reform.

I express my gratitude to all who are helping in these painful circumstances and assure our prayers and support to those who are suffering."

Most Rev. Jerome Hanus, OSB, Archbishop of Dubuque

A number of people detained in the May 12 raid have been required to wear GPS devices.
Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, visited the Postville community, and asked all present to continue to be in solidarity with those who suffer from the raid. Pictured above (l-r) are Sister Judy Callahan,BVM, Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese, Sr. Mary McCauley, BVM, Pastoral Administrator of St.Bridget, Postville at the time of the raid, having since retired, Rigoberta Menchu, Paul Rael, Hispanic Ministry Coordinator at St. Bridget Postville, and Rev. Paul Ouderkirk, retired pastor of St. Bridget Postville, who is assiting with pastoral outreach.
1st Anniversary Commemoration
May 12, 2009
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