You are invited to join with the Archdiocese of Louisville for a Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Human Detention Camps.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U S Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Joe Vásquez, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, are calling us to action because of our government’s inhumane treatment of our immigrant brothers and sisters:
“We join with our Holy Father Pope Francis in immense sadness, having seen the horrific images of Oscar Martinez and his daughter Angie Valeria who drowned in the Rio Grande Valley while attempting to flee persecution and enter the United States. This image cries to heaven for justice. This image silences politics. Who can look on this picture and not see the results of the failures of all of us to find a humane and just solution to the immigration crisis? Sadly, this picture shows the daily plight of our brothers and sisters. Not only does their cry reach heaven. It reaches us. And it must now reach our federal government.”
To reach our federal government, the Archdiocese of Louisville invites you to attend a Vigil to End Human Detention Camps from 7:45 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12 on the steps of the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South 5th Street, in downtown Louisville. This event will feature music, local speakers impacted by our government’s immigration policies, a call to action and the lighting of candles and a few moments of silence to express our concern and solidarity with those detained in the inhumane conditions found on our southern border.