My archdiocese is asking for assistance for refugee children from Central America. I often find Pewsitter headlines amusing, like their take on this:
Dubuque Archdiocese, Catholic Charities call for donations for illegal border flood support.
We’ve seen a lot of urging for support through archdiocesan communications to our staff. It’s also true that the numbers of refugees heading to Iowa have decreased. Foster homes are no longer being sought.
Is this a different kind of persecution than Iraqi Christians, who seem to be getting more sympathy from American conservatives? Seems like American misadventures overseas come back to bite somebody. Corruption in Central America. The Bush Wars in southwest Asia.
What’s the American response? Save a few kids out of guilt? Obligation? People who threw flowers at American troops or those who sold us our coffee and sweatshop clothing?