For the Love of Immigrants: Migration Writings and Letters of Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini (1839-1905)
Edited by Silvano M. Tomasi, C.S.
For the Love of Immigrants contains the migration writings and the correspondence with American bishops, here translated into English for the first time, of blessed John Baptist Scalabrini, who championed the cause of immigrants during the mass exodus from Italy at the turn of the last century. Bishop Scalabrini’s intuition for the pastoral care of contemporary migrants and his methods of pastoral intervention in the tumultuous and still evolving field of global migrations remain valid into the new millennium. This book is a useful source for social historians, pastoral agents, policymakers, and ethicists, for the questions it addresses will be with us for a long time.