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Protesting Inhumane Treatment

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, more than 400 justice seekers gathered in Newark, New Jersey to protest the inhumane treatment and detention of children and families at the U.S. southern border. The prayer and protest are part of a continued effort of Catholic leaders across the nation to draw attention to this injustice and to demand change from the present administration. Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark was one of the many Catholic leaders present at the Newark event. Tobin called Catholics and "people of goodwill" to action, saying, "I ask Catholics and others of goodwill to contact their local state and federal elected officials and urge them not to manipulate families as political pawns. As a nation we must come together for immigration reform which defends the family, protects human dignity and enshrines the sacredness of life." The first prayer and protest was held in Washington, D.C. on July 18. The next will be held in El Paso, Texas on October 12.

Photo above, L -R: Sisters Kathryn Kurdziel, IHM, Donna Korba, IHM, Ellen Maroney, IHM President and Cardinal Tobin