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Tomorrow afternoon we will be standing in unison with Pope Francis as he celebrates mass on the US – Mexico border where people will be gathered to pray on both sides of the fence that divides many immigrant families. ECCO leaders and 29 co-sponsoring organizations will protest at the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this Wednesday Feb. 17 at 3:30PM. While visiting Philadelphia, Pope Francis’ declared, “Families have a c...

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CCHD released the following statement: On Saturday, January 23, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops awarded its 2016 Sr. Margaret Cafferty Development of Peoples Award to the Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, D.C. MCAN accepted the award on behalf of each of its local affiliates: the Essex County Community Orga...

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Over the last few weeks, the ECCO community has been rocked by the deaths of two young men of color. Sam Dunn, son of E-Team Director Tony Dunn, died while being transported by the Essex County Sherriff’s Department, and Randolph McClain was shot by the Lynn Police. Randy’s mother is a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Lynn and today I will offer prayers as his family and friends bid him farewell. Randy McClain died last Friday mo...

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Press release: Washington, DC – Clergy leaders and faith organizers with the PICO National Network’s Campaign for Citizenship, released the following statement, today, after the U.S. Supreme Court grants cert in Texas v. United States of America—the case that currently blocks protections for immigrant families and individuals from deportation under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expand...