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Iraqi refugees

Kansas Catholic Charities Ready for Refugees, If Called Upon

Children stand outside tents during a sandstorm in a refugee camp in Lebanon.  (AP Photo by Bilal Hussein, from npr.org)

If and when the United States starts accepting Syrian refugees into the country, one agency will almost certainly be involved: Catholic Charities. It's one of the oldest and largest agencies contracted by the U.S. State Department to help resettle those seeking refuge in America. Hear from Ken Williams, one of the leaders of this Christian organization.

Kansas Catholic Bishops Walk Fine Line on Syrian Refugee Crisis

Statue of Jesus in a Kansas Catholic church (Photo by J. Schafer)

Catholic bishops in Kansas are walking a fine line on the Syrian refugee crisis. Church leaders have offered their support for the plight of Syrian refugees but have been reluctant to openly criticize the Catholic governor of the state, Sam Brownback, for his executive order designed to keep Syrian refugees out of the state.

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