President Thomas Keefe, Catholic University Presidents to Fast for Immigration Reform
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Published Date: March 04, 2014
President Thomas Keefe will join other Catholic university presidents across the nation
in fasting in support of immigration reform on Ash Wednesday, March 5. "Fast for Families"
participants will abstain from food for 24 hours as an act of solidarity with those
who suffer because of immigration policies.
"As we remember Christ's suffering and temptation in the wilderness, we pray for immigrants
who hunger and thirst for justice," said President Keefe.
Catholic university presidents join the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB) in supporting immigration legislation reform. "Fast for Families" participants
are supporting efforts that will offer undocumented persons a path to citizenship
and promote family unity.
"With more than 30 percent of Catholics identifying as Hispanic, immigration reform
is something that hits very close to home for Catholics," said President Keefe. "We
pray that by joining others across the country in this small act of sacrifice the
hearts of elected officials will be touched and leaders will be moved to act."