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By Abraham Joven

 When Jesus gives us the parable of The Good Samaritan, it is in response to a question on the identity of our neighbors: to whom are we responsible? 

 Christ’s teaching that day is deep and challenging: that we are measured by the love and sacrifice we give to others; that people will know our love through acts of mercy, charity, and compassion.

Read more: Today’s immigration crisis and the parable of the Good Samaritan

SAN DIEGO—Best-selling author, Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, will be one of the speakers at this year’s Marian Conference commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First Marian Apparition at Fatima, Portugal.  Along with Fr. Gaitley will be Sister Timothy Marie, OCD, from the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus of Los Angeles who will also share her wisdom on Fatima.

Read more: Fatima Conference to take place in Pala

 Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.

Read more: Undocumented population in Diocese is nation’s ninth largest

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 We have entered the Season of Lent and I want you to know that I will be praying for each and every one of you as you take this journey of reflection and preparation for the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus at Easter.

Read more: Lent begins March 1: A Lenten Message from Bishop Barnes

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