Head Of Catholic Charities in Chicago Speaks Out Against Separation Of Migrant Families

Rob Hart
June 18, 2018 - 1:22 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Rob Hart


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The head of Catholic Charities in Chicago is speaking out about the separation of migrant families at the border.  

Monsignor Michael Boland, President of Catholic Charities in Chicago, compares his organization's work in Chicago with what's happening on the southern border.

"We deal with unfortunately, often times people who are stuggling - you know they don't have a family unit, and here people are coming in with their family unit and we are trying to formally separate them," Monsignor Boland said.

He said part of Catholic Charities in Texas' mission is to welcome migrants and refugees. Monsignor Boland echoes last week's statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which said separation is immoral.

"What we are terrorizing is people to be afraid to come in, but secondarily we are going to separate families and we just know that in our faith, in our church we should never separate families the way they are now," he said. 

He made the remarks before the dedication of a new shower for the homeless at the Catholic Charities facility on North Lasalle.