Bishop calls for comprehensive immigration reform

If you’re a Catholic in the pew wondering why the church holds the position it does on immigration reform, this story in the Intermountain Catholic in Salt Lake City could be worth a look. The head of that diocese, Bishop John C. Wester, also is the current chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee, and he urged in a recent local lecture that immigration issues should be looked at “through the lens of our Catholic perspective.” The paper also offers a video of the lecture for viewing online as well as the full text of the lecture in .pdf format.

Tales of longevity for Valentines’ week

He’s 101. She’s 99. And they’ve been married 83 years this month, long enough to wind up in the book version of Guinness World Records. Meet Clarence and Mayme Vail and read their story of faith in The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn.

And while you’re comparing that story to your own relationship with your Valentine this week, also check out the story about five siblings who all have celebrated their golden wedding anniversaries. It’s in the Catholic Sentinel in Portland, Ore.