The Catholic Church and Immigration

“Here in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, we have a long held tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants. Mindful of our Catholic teaching on the dignity of every human person, we can look back with gratitude on the many ways our parishes have welcomed-the-stranger-as-Christ-himself over the decades. We are taking to heart the words of Sacred Scripture, ‘Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels’ (Heb. 13:2)."

Bishop Burbidge


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Discover our Immigration Advocacy Bulletin Series

From June 3rd to July 23rd, the Diocese of Arlington will be offering an informational series on immigration and the Catholic Church in your parish's weekly bulletin and here, online.

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Volunteer with Hogar Immigrant Services

Volunteers play a critical role at Hogar. With an active volunteer base of over 800 volunteers, Hogar is able to serve thousands of immigrants each year. This would not be even close to possible were it not for the generosity and dedication of these wonderful men and women. Click below to learn more about what volunteer opportunities are available to you at Hogar.

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