For nearly 50 years, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which brings attention to the circumstances faced by migrants – including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking.
This year’s theme is “Many Journeys, One Family,” which gives the Church an opportunity to reflect on the fact that in America, each of our families has a unique story of migration. Some of these stories are recent and some are from the distant past, but they have all brought us together as one family and one nation today.
Bishop James Wall of the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico stopped by Morning Air® to discuss National Migration Week and the importance of keeping the humanity and dignity of migrants at the forefront of our conversations. Bishop Wall said:
“The rhetoric of our age is to really demonize the other. And when we demonize the other, it doesn’t allow us to see the other for precisely who the other is – and that is someone made in the image and likeness of God. No matter the circumstances from which they come.”
Download the podcast to hear the full interview with Bishop Wall.