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Statement of Most Reverend William Skylstad

President, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops June 15, 2006

The U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledge that immigration is an emotional and challenging issue which has engaged the American public, including members of the Catholic faithful. We have heard from Catholics and others of good will who both agree and disagree with us on how best to respond to the immigration crisis our nation faces today.

Each day in our parishes, social service programs, hospitals, and schools we witness the human consequences of an immigration system which is seriously flawed: families are divided, migrants are exploited and abused by smugglers and human traffickers, and, in some cases, men, women and children who attempt to come here in search of a better life perish in the American desert and on the seas.

Because of these realities, we believe that the status quo is morally unacceptable and must be changed. Since our nation's immigration policy does impact the basic dignity and life of the human person, it needs to be reformed urgently to uphold human dignity and to protect human life.

On behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), we will continue to work with Congress and the President to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation consistent with these principles. In the end, our immigration laws should be just and humane and reflect the values—fairness, opportunity, and compassion—upon which our nation, a nation of immigrants, was built.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops | 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington DC 20017-1194 | (202) 541-3000 © USCCB. All rights reserved.

1 posted on 06/16/2006 12:30:48 AM PDT by garbageseeker
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To: garbageseeker

Link

http://www.usccb.org/bishops/immigrationreform.shtml


2 posted on 06/16/2006 12:42:06 AM PDT by garbageseeker (Gentleman, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room - Dr. Strangelove)
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To: garbageseeker

.Is there a contest to see which Catholic cardinal can say the stupidest things about illegal immigration


3 posted on 06/16/2006 2:26:23 AM PDT by dennisw (Fate of Nations)
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To: garbageseeker

Gee, if there were true equality, here, I would be smelling an IRS audit and the loss of tax-free status for the Catholic Church about now.


5 posted on 06/16/2006 3:41:31 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: garbageseeker

When these guys clean up the pedophiles and various sexual deviants wearing the backward collar, I might start listening to them.


6 posted on 06/16/2006 3:50:03 AM PDT by BTCM
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To: garbageseeker

These Cardinals are pushing an agenda to take over the USA using the Hispanic population to create a political atmosphere just like Mexico or South America. Look at how these countries have become under the auspices of the Catholic Church.

Cardinal Mahony asked Clinton to Pardon a Drug Dealer:

April 12, 2006, 7:19 a.m.
Cardinal Sin
Mahony’s has a tendency to diss the law.

By George Neumayr

After Bill Clinton pardoned drug trafficker Carlos Vignali and controversy broke out, James Carville, appearing on Meet the Press in March 2001, sought cover by saying, "I don't know all the facts, but I do know the cardinal of Los Angeles supported this." Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony had written a note to Clinton asking him to consider clemency for the cocaine dealer. But it turned out in the scandalous aftermath that Mahony hadn't even met the felon.

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/neumayr200604120719.asp


7 posted on 06/16/2006 3:51:44 AM PDT by petkus
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To: garbageseeker
Statement of the most Reverend William Skylstad?

There's two of them?

14 posted on 06/16/2006 6:04:04 PM PDT by reductio
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To: garbageseeker
Sorry Bishop but the best interests of the American taxpayer must take precedence over the best interests of the criminal illegal aliens.
18 posted on 06/17/2006 4:00:18 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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