On Friday, December 17, the Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians, Fr. Tony Pizzo, O.S.A., offered welcoming remarks at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s 16th Annual Posada for Immigration Reform. The processional celebration, which reenacts Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter for the birth of Christ, started at 101 West Congress Parkway, downtown Chicago, and continue its route to four “stations” around the Loop. Sponsored by the archdiocese’s Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry, the posada serves as an occasion to reflect on our city’s willingness to provide shelter and care to immigrant and refugee populations.
Following the posada, Fr. Tony spoke on behalf Priests for Justice for Immigrants at Holy Name Cathredral. The full press conference can be found below. Other presenters at the Press Conference included Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants, Polish Immigrant to Immigrant Ministry, Pastoral Migratoria of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and parish coordinators from without the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Editors Note: this news article was originally posted on the website for the Midwest Augustinians, which can be found here.