'Welcome Christ in the Migrant'

January 10, 2012

HOUSTON — ‘Welcoming Christ in the Migrant,’ is this year’s theme for National Migration Week. The week long celebration began on Jan. 8 and ends Jan. 14.
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration said, “just as on the road to Emmaus, Christ’s disciples met him in the guise of a stranger, this year’s theme helps remind us that Christ makes himself present to each of us in the lonesome traveler, the newcomer, and the migrant. We are called to open our hearts and provide hospitality to those in need, especially for migrants who find themselves far away from home and in vulnerable situations.”