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The Way » Kiko draws 12,000 at Neocatechumenal gathering Education » Bishop Machebeuf adds classical track Mary in Colorado » Fatima pilgrim statue visits Denver and Colorado Springs Beauty and the Beast » What's actually in Disney's new fi lm VOLUME XCIII - NO. 5 | 117 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL | MARCH 25-APRIL 7, 2017 | @DenverCatholic | | The Way Kiko draws 12,000 at Neocatechumenal gathering | » Fatima pilgrim statue I n the wake of President Donald Trump's policies and statements regarding immigration reform, the country's response is just as divided as during the election, and many people have questions and concerns. And while nothing has actually been enforced yet, the media's overblown lens coupled with the abrasive statements Trump's made have instilled very real fear in the millions of immigrants in the country. But no matter where you stand on the issue of immigration policies, it's important to remember that this isn't just a political issue; it's a Catholic one, too. So what does Catholic social teach- ing tell us about it? Immigration is di€ cult because two rights are held in tension: the rights of the immigrant, and the rights of a country to control its borders. But it doesn't have to be a decision between one or the other. TENSION OF TWO RIGHTS Bishop Jorge Rodriguez, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Denver, recently spoke to Denver Catholic on immigration reform policies, stressing that both the immigrant and the coun- try have rights and responsibilities in relation to each other. "According to Catholic social teaching, when we are PRO-LIFE, PRO-IMMIGRANT BY THERESE AAKER @ThereseAaker It's a 'both-and,' not an 'either-or' » PHOTO BY DANIEL PETTY | DENVER CATHOLIC

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