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New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan calls for US immigration reform - VIDEO
IrishCentral‎ ^ | May 5, 2012 | CATHY HAYES

Posted on 05/05/2012 4:49:18 AM PDT by moonshinner_09

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has called for a compassionate immigration reform in the United States. Referring to the controversial immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama which allow law enforcement to check on the status of suspected illegal immigrants, he said that it was “not Christian” and “not American”.

The Irish American Cardinal, who could be in line for the position of Pope in the future, was speaking to Chris Jansing, on MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co”.

He said the Republican party must “come up with a much saner, more civil, more just immigration policy.”

Dolan continued, “When you have a policy that splits up families, when you have a policy that drives people underground, when you have a policy where now the government, whether it be in Arizona or Alabama, is asking our soup kitchens to ask for documentation before they give people food or housing or clothing or medical care, that’s not right. That’s not Catholic. That’s not Christian. That’s not religious. And it’s not American

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: aliens; catholic; immigration; irish
I notice he uses policies, instead of laws.America has a God given right to check the status of suspected illegal immigrants in this country, the church should stop making it sound like the illegals are above the laws.I never the hear Catholic Bishops, indicate just what laws do they think should apply to illegals ?How about document fraud for an example ? How many strangers do Catholic Bishops, think should we welcome ? Already , we have over 12 million strangers. Americans are experiencing extreme hardships , with lost of jobs,homes,savings, we are trillions in debt. I wish these Catholic Bishops,would understand we cannot be the worlds HMO anymore.
1 posted on 05/05/2012 4:49:22 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

No...the “Church” wants more “F”ing money!


2 posted on 05/05/2012 4:56:47 AM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: moonshinner_09

Catholic Bishops should solve the problem in their Church’s(and God knows they have enough of them) and leave the problem of illegals to those who know what illegals are doing to our economy.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 4:57:50 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Like the Federal government? That’s working out just great.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 5:01:34 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: moonshinner_09

Has he never read the Biblical verses admonishing believers to respect the civilian authority? It’s not like the government is rounding up and killing or torturing these illegals. A nation has a right to have borders, doesn’t it?


5 posted on 05/05/2012 5:03:53 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: moonshinner_09

Is Dolan a charter member of the CPUSA?


6 posted on 05/05/2012 5:05:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: moonshinner_09

If one judges people by their desires, one would think that this guy is an anti-American communist.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 5:07:42 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Paladin2
He wants us to forget for a moment that all the illegal aliens have home countries somewhere else. At the same time he wants us to think we are responsible for other country's citizenry.

A plane ticket home is about as kindly as I can put it.

Yesterday DC City council was reported to have come up with $20 million to provide medical insurance for their 20,000 illegal aliens.

That's $1000 per person per year.

A First Class ticket home, nonstop, is $929.

Are Dolan's papers in order?

8 posted on 05/05/2012 5:09:26 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: moonshinner_09

Damned Church crapolas. This why I left over 40 years ago because they had started sticking their damned noses into politics.

It’s pretty obvious that the Catholic Church is more interested in staying alive by guaranteeing themselves future devotees from the illegals than from what should be their primary mission of saving souls.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 5:16:02 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Maybe he could point to another nation whose immigration laws he thinks we should emulate?

ML/NJ

10 posted on 05/05/2012 5:24:36 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ExpatGator

LOL, see #6


11 posted on 05/05/2012 5:25:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: muawiyah

Good points, the “Church” should be focused on taking care of the folks in their home countries/parishes.


12 posted on 05/05/2012 5:27:26 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Venturer

I think you are right on this one. How can our country survive if we do not care who comes in, what they do, and what they take. That is insane policy. Even the church, every church, takes into consideration who their members are, what those members do, and how they represent their congregations. Otherwise,the supposed congregants can change and subvert the message of the church. It is the same for countries. I am certain most of the leaders in the government of Mexico would claim to be Catholic, but where is the humanity for those who are their illegally or non citizens that commit some petty crime and are thrown in a hell hole jail or prison? Arizona and Alabama are trying to solve a problem.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 5:28:05 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: moonshinner_09
US immigration reform
He's right, we do need reform - Close the feckin' borders!
14 posted on 05/05/2012 5:28:43 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: moonshinner_09
I'm Catholic and quite in favor of the Church's teachings about compassion.

But Dolan is and was publicly in favor of "universal health care", and spoke nary a word of warning about what we all knew Obama are would bring with it. And now he's accumulating political capital by "speaking out" about the "evil mandates" as if he's the prophet Jeremiah.

He's a politician, is what he is, and either he's sublime to the point of being mysterious or he speaks out of both sides of his mouth.

15 posted on 05/05/2012 5:30:15 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Venturer

Dolan said the Republican party must “come up with a much saner, more civil, more just immigration policy.”

Why doesn’t someone define the Democrat immigration policy for us sometime? It seems to be the policy we have been following for quite a few years and it seems neither civil or sane to me.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 5:30:39 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: moonshinner_09

With all due respect, Your Eminence, mind your own flock!


17 posted on 05/05/2012 5:46:04 AM PDT by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: taterjay

Who may come to the table is a really big deal in Christianity. The Cardinal certainly can’t plead ignorance of the concept.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 5:49:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: moonshinner_09
Referring to the controversial immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama which allow law enforcement to check on the status of suspected illegal immigrants, he said that it was “not Christian” and “not American”.

Actually, Timmy, the Arizona law mimics feral law, except that the feral government has decided that it can selectively enforce laws passed by Congress depending upon how it "feels" about them.

20 posted on 05/05/2012 6:12:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Why the heck is a Bishop going on MSNBC to begin with?

Why is he attacking Republicans when Democrats want to kill the unborn, force the church to provide abortion medications, promote homosexual marriage, and remove any mentions of God from our public square?

As some have warned, Dolan seems to be more interested in getting invited to cocktail parties than upsetting the real enemy.


21 posted on 05/05/2012 6:39:22 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: WellyP

Tell them Yes if they will allow abortions and prostitution and stop taking offerings. (oh yeah) stop talking bad about Satan the first radical.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 6:49:53 AM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: moonshinner_09

Render unto Ceasar, what is Ceasar’s. Feed the lambs, and stay out of politics and keep your bleeding heart to yourself and teach the BIBLE!


23 posted on 05/05/2012 7:47:57 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Paladin2

I would say something about great minds, but alas I know myself too well to go there.


24 posted on 05/05/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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