Msgr. Kevin Sullivan
Almighty God today at the foot of this great Brooklyn Bridge we, who gather, call you by different names and yet we know that you are one and you are the creator and sustainer of all. Bless all the diverse groups of your children who gather to seek your strength and wisdom for fair and comprehensive reform to our country’s immigration laws. May your children from many different lands who now make this great land their home live in the dignity that is inalienably theirs. As we have asked your blessings of wisdom upon ourselves, enlighten those who stand not on this bridge, but sit watching football games; who are in shopping malls or who are cleaning and fixing their homes. Without their support, our ardent desire for needed change will not happen. Raise their awareness of the needs of our neighbors and inspire their voices for just and humane immigration reform And we raise up in a special way those immigrants who make this nation great. Bless them and us today, tomorrow’s tomorrow and forever and ever.
The Daily News reports that “thousands of people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday – charging the same congressmen and women who let the government shut down are blocking desperately needed immigration reform.”
Check out this local coverage in the Daily News.
The New York Times reports that this rally was one of more than 150 sites in 40 states, trying to pressure Congress, despite the partisan turmoil in Washington, to focus on passing a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally.
For national coverage, check out this New York Times article.