Policy and Advocacy for Justice and Peace in Central America

Letter to Vice President Harris Regarding Central America and the Root Causes of Migration
On June 3, 2021, Bishop David J. Malloy, Bishop of Rockford and Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace and Mr. Sean Callahan, President of Catholic Relief Services, write to Vice President Harris to share their priorities and offer their expertise and assistance in leveraging the Church’s regional influence as you lead the U.S. Government’s effort to support the people of Central America and address the root causes of migration. 

Letter of Support for Legislation Addressing the Root Causes of Migration
In a joint letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan, write in support of the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act.

Funding for Assistance for the People of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan write to Secretary of State Pompeo to urge him to continue funding poverty-reducing development and humanitarian assistance at Congressionally appropriated levels to the people of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador from Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018.

Backgrounder on the Root Causes of Migration
 

 

Policy and Advocacy Letters and Statements

2013-2021

Letter to Vice President Harris Regarding Central America and the Root Causes of Migration
On June 3, 2021, Bishop David J. Malloy, Bishop of Rockford and Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace and Mr. Sean Callahan, President of Catholic Relief Services, write to Vice President Harris to share their priorities and offer their expertise and assistance in leveraging the Church’s regional influence as you lead the U.S. Government’s effort to support the people of Central America and address the root causes of migration. 

Letter of Support for Legislation Addressing the Root Causes of Migration
In a joint letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan, write in support of the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act.

Funding for Assistance for the People of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan write to Secretary of State Pompeo to urge him to continue funding poverty-reducing development and humanitarian assistance at Congressionally appropriated levels to the people of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador from Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018.

Backgrounder on the Root Causes of Migration
March 2018

Statement Delivered to the General Coordinating Meeting of the Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (CELAM)   | En Español
Bishop Richard E. Pates, July 29-August 1, 2013

Prior to 2013

Letter of Central American Bishops to President Bush
March 22, 2002

Spanish Version: "Carta de los Obispos Centroamericanos al Presidente Bush"
March 22, 2002

Letter to President Clinton on Effects of Hurricane Mitch
Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, March 25, 1999

Statement on Central America
United States Bishops, November 19, 1987

USCC-SEDAC Joint Communique
Social Development & World Peace Committee, August 1987

Testimony on U.S.-Central American Relations
Archbishop John J. O'Connor, April 18, 1985

Letter to Congress on Aid to Central America
Msgr. Daniel Hoye, April 17, 1985

Testimony on Foreign Aid
Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, March 20, 1984

Testimony on U.S.-Central American Relations
Archbishop James E. Hickey, October 21, 1983

Resolution on Central America
United States Bishops, November 17, 1983

Letter to President Reagan on Role of the Church in Central America
Archbishop John R. Roach, March 9, 1983

Testimony on Central America
Archbishop James Hickey, March 7, 1983

Letter to President Reagan on Caribbean Basin Initiative
Archbishop John R. Roach, April 12, 1982

Statement on Central America
United States Bishops, November 19, 1981