The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, are sponsoring 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting for immigration reform. It coincides with Congress' return to session this week.
The USCCB is calling for immigration to be based more on family unity, more employment opportunities, and a better pathway for citizenship.
"Essentially, this standpoint from USCCB discusses that dignity of human life is unconditional," said Multicultural Liaison of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville Cesilie Cordovilla. "There are no borders when it comes to the dignity of human life. So, you can't draw a line where does someone become a subclass or a noncitizen hiding in the shadows, and then when can they come to light and be recognized and loved."
Tonight's prayer is just one of several events during the 40 Days of Fasting and Prayer.