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Bishops push Congress again for immigration reform
National Catholic Reporter ^ | May. 29, 2014 | Joshua J. McElwee

Posted on 05/30/2014 6:01:34 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

WASHINGTON Five U.S. Catholic bishops took to Capitol Hill on Thursday to press again for Congress to consider comprehensive immigration reform, targeting specifically Republican Speaker John Boehner, a Catholic who for a year has prevented the House of Representatives from voting on the issue. The message from the bishops, in public at least, is stark and direct.

During the homily at a morning Mass before the bishops were to meet with several members of Congress, including Boehner, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski put it bluntly: Current law on the issue is "antiquated and inadequate."

"Our immigration system is a stain on the soul of our nation," continued Wenski, chair of the U.S. bishops' committee on domestic justice and human development. "As a moral matter, it must be changed."

The U.S. bishops organized the Mass and lobbying as a follow-up to a similar Mass held in April in the Arizona border town of Nogales, celebrated just a few feet away from a wall separating the U.S.-Mexico border. Several bishops there distributed Communion to those in Mexico by extending their hands through the gaps in the iron slats of the 30-foot-high fence.At a press conference following Thursday's Mass, held at the Capitol Hill parish of St. Peter's, Seattle auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo said the bishops were compelled to act on the immigration issue because "every single human being is a brother or sister."

"We are here not because we are politicians, but because we are human beings," said Elizondo, who serves as the chair of the U.S. bishops' migration committee. "It's because the love of Christ is inside each of us and [Christ] called us to be witnesses of that."

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: aliens; catholic; immigration
How come the Catholic bishops never go where the problems originated from ? Why can they not say this like in Mexico.."every single human being is a brother or sister.""We are here not because we are politicians, but because we are human beings,".Shouldn't they be directing their attention towards the South ? Why do they think we are responsible to provide everyone with a better life ?
1 posted on 05/30/2014 6:01:34 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

The Catholic Church tells the government what to do. They shouldn’t be surprised when the government tells the church what to do.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 6:05:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: moonshinner_09

I wonder why five U.S. Catholic bishops didn’t take to Capitol Hill on Thursday to press again for Congress to consider outlawing the murder of unborn children, targeting specifically Democrat Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic who....


3 posted on 05/30/2014 6:07:50 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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How come the Catholic bishops never go where the problems originated from ?

Because they already own that rathole.

They're still on the original mission...bring down the Protestant edifice known as the United States.

Then the overseer class they work for will have a new peasant class to plunder.

4 posted on 05/30/2014 6:08:36 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: moonshinner_09

You first. Open the Vatican to immigration.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 6:13:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Holy ****!


6 posted on 05/30/2014 6:14:38 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Regulator
Hate to crash the conspiracy theory, but the only reason these bishops are doing this is because they are liberals and this is what liberals do.

The US is not a Protestant edifice. It never has been -- by merit of the first amendment and statements by the Founding Fathers, the US is Christian country, not just a Protestant one.

And Mexico is about 80% Catholic in name, with only about 45% of that 80% identifying as practicing in any way. The Church was outlawed in the 1920s in Mexico and the clergy expelled and killed. The last of the restrictions stemming from the communist revolution of the 20s was only lifted in the 1990's, and the government of Mexico remains hostile to Church teachings. The Church hardly "owns" Mexico. Maybe it did at some point in time, but not now.

7 posted on 05/30/2014 7:06:26 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: moonshinner_09

When they decided to “chose their battle”, they chose illegal alien invaders over the unborn and the sanctity of marriage.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 7:13:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

What is worse news for us is that many Mexicans are becoming Muslim.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 7:17:35 PM PDT by Tammy8
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Of course they do...they don’t like American freedom or capitalism. The pope preaches socialism and people swoon


10 posted on 05/30/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT by Nifster
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“Of course they do...they don’t like American freedom or capitalism.”


They have security and care for the rest of their lives.Working for a living might change their minds.

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11 posted on 05/30/2014 9:46:05 PM PDT by Mears
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To: SharpRightTurn

Holy ****!
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Exactly. I’m totally fed up with the liberal Cardinals, Bishops and Priests that provide sanctuary for illegal invaders and push, push, push to give them all amnesty.

Is it any wonder that the Catholic church has lost stature, respect and participation (beyond illegal invaders) in the US when they constantly support people to violate Federal laws?


12 posted on 05/31/2014 4:18:27 AM PDT by octex
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Another example of liberals trying to give away something that does not belong to them. My family's safety and future do not belong to these liberals. They have no right to give these things away.
When Bone head and Ryno grant amnesty three things will happen in this order:
First it will be the beginning of the end of the Republican party
Second it will be the beginning of the end of America
Finally it will be the beginning of the end of the Roman Catholic Church in America.
On Friday they will swamp over the boarder. On Monday they will storm Catholic Charities with their hands out and on Tuesday they will vote for the Democrats who will destroy what will be left of the Catholic Church.
When they grant amnesty I will never vote Republican again.
13 posted on 05/31/2014 9:29:07 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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The Catholic hierarchy will never get over all the power they lost centuries ago when they aligned themselves with royalty to control the peasants.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 9:31:41 AM PDT by ladyjane
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