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Arizona's Proposed Illegal Immigration Crackdown Akin To Nazi Tactics, Cardinal Roger Mahony Says
LATimes ^ | April 19th 2010

Posted on 04/19/2010 8:48:25 PM PDT by Steelfish

Arizona's Proposed Illegal Immigration Crackdown Akin To Nazi Tactics, Cardinal Roger Mahony Says

April 19, 2010 Cardinal Roger Mahony blasted Arizona's proposed crackdown on illegal immigration, calling it "the country's most retrogressive, mean-spirited and useless anti-immigrant law."

"American people are fair-minded and respectful. I can't imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques whereby people are required to turn one another in to the authorities on any suspicion of documentation," Mahony wrote on his blog.

The Arizona measure, which has yet to be signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, would require police, if they suspect someone is in the country illegally, to determine the person's immigration status. Currently, officers can ask about someone's immigration status only if the person is a suspect in another crime. Those who can't prove they are in the U.S. legally face misdemeanor charges.

Mahony is a long-time supporter of immigrant rights and has spoken out before on legislation be believes is unfair to immigrants.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; mahonyimmigration; phonymahony
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1 posted on 04/19/2010 8:48:25 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Yep — and pull those fascist security guards off of banks, jewelry counters, coin shops and grocery stores.

Don’t enforce laws, people — that is just Nazism!!


2 posted on 04/19/2010 8:50:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: Steelfish

The dumb bastard Mahoney thinks turning in criminals for violating our immigration policy is the same as turning in your German or Soviet neighbor for not bowing down to Adolf or Uncle Joe? What a flippin retard.


3 posted on 04/19/2010 8:50:45 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Steelfish

He’s a disgrace to the church.


4 posted on 04/19/2010 8:51:17 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Steelfish

One of the reasons I am Missouri Synod Lutheran after 12 years of catholic school. Mahoney turns a blind eye to abortion and internal abuse and he reverts to liberation theology

The RC church can be considered by some to be the oldest most profitable mutinational corporation


5 posted on 04/19/2010 8:51:39 PM PDT by slapshot (""USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away)
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To: Steelfish
Cardinal Roger Mahony is a left-winger, which is why the LA Times and the rest of the press love him so much. The Diocese of Los Angeles had just as many child molesting cases and just as many cover-ups as the Diocese of Boston, but in Boston, Cardinal Law was a conservative. So the press attacked Law and remained silent about Mahony.
6 posted on 04/19/2010 8:51:47 PM PDT by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: Steelfish

Funny he should say that. I compare the cross border invasion from Central and South America to the Nazis invasion of Poland.


7 posted on 04/19/2010 8:52:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Steelfish

Try immigrating to Mexico, legally or otherwise, Roger.


8 posted on 04/19/2010 8:52:59 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: Steelfish

Cardinal or garbage man, I despise people who use these name-calling tactics. (... reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques ...)


9 posted on 04/19/2010 8:53:17 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

” ... Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques ... “

Is this the official policy of the mackeral-snappers?


10 posted on 04/19/2010 8:56:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's 57 militias: armed and dangerous)
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To: Steelfish

What is it these people don’t get? They are NOT undocumented workers. They are illegal aliens. Using nice sounding PC words does not change the fact that they are breaking our laws! Geesh! We’ve got so many books on the laws who can even count them. But are they enforced? Oh no, gotta keep the illegals happy. They have NO rights in this country.


11 posted on 04/19/2010 8:59:37 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: Steelfish

Well, your Excellency, I am a practicing Traditional Catholic, and I think your remarks uninformed, ill-advised and rather arrogant.

If you are so enamored with illegal aliens, then by all means, take them all into your own luxury, feed and clothe them off your own largess, and after they have thoroughly deprived you of your estate, then you may ship them off (at your expense, of course) to Vatican City. I am certain your fellow liberals in the Catholic hierarchy, and perhaps the Italian people, will welcome their new squatters with open arms.

Now, your Excellency, kindly mind the affairs of the Church, and leave matters of state to those who are empowered to deal with such things. In short, your Excellency, and with all due respect, mind your own business.


12 posted on 04/19/2010 9:06:08 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: Steelfish

I am Catholic. IMHO Cardinal Roger Mahoney is a Communist sympathizer at best, and therefore is a questionable Catholic - IMHO and wtih all due reverence to the office that he holds!


13 posted on 04/19/2010 9:06:31 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Steelfish
I've about had a belly full of these people that think because they wear big hats, they're above the law.

This is the same guy that harbors deviates and pedophiles.

14 posted on 04/19/2010 9:09:47 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Steelfish

How about the Cardinal keep his mouth off Arizona and pay attention to the problems within his organization. We don’t need any more child molesters protected by Cardinals and Bishops and Popes.


15 posted on 04/19/2010 9:09:59 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: Steelfish

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Original huh?


16 posted on 04/19/2010 9:10:25 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Steelfish

I think that the Catholic Church should deal with more pressing matters that involve them- which is priests who are pedophiles.
When they deal with that problem, then maybe I will listen to their opinions on other issues.
I am Catholic - lapsed. One reason why I do not attend church is a schoolmate ( who attended the same church as I did)was molested by a priest. Not just a priest- but a Bishop. It was hushed up.


17 posted on 04/19/2010 9:10:59 PM PDT by kaila
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To: Steelfish

This is one of those issues where the Catholic Church is not on our side, another being the health care plan (except for the abortion issue).

The modern Catholic Church is still way to interested in government being the charity for the world.


18 posted on 04/19/2010 9:11:55 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Steelfish

So when will the good cardinal be inviting a few of these poor folks into his digs?


19 posted on 04/19/2010 9:12:36 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Steelfish

Did you say that while molesting boys?


20 posted on 04/19/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: Steelfish
move to Rome...and take all your friends with u!...

God!...I’m so hard!

21 posted on 04/19/2010 9:14:50 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Steelfish

He wrote his inflamatory remarks on his blog


22 posted on 04/19/2010 9:17:34 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: J Edgar

Ahhhh..U trust your conscience and not your...(fill in the blanks)


23 posted on 04/19/2010 9:17:57 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: pissant

I think Mahoney better clean up and deal with his church’s mishandling of child molestors before he lectures the US on how to handle illegal immigrants.


24 posted on 04/19/2010 9:18:20 PM PDT by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: Steelfish

The Cardinal doth protest too much, methinks.


25 posted on 04/19/2010 9:18:51 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Steelfish

Isn’t Cardinal Douchebag Mahony supposed to be EX-Cardinal Douchebag Mahony soon? I thought the Pope named his successor. Once he steps down can he be sent to Gitmo for crimes against America?


26 posted on 04/19/2010 9:27:59 PM PDT by montag813
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To: M-cubed; All

Mother Angelica took Mahony to task awhile ago. Today, except for Hispanics, most area Catholics don’t regard him as their archbishop. He should have been defrocked ages ago. He has disgraced traditional Catholic architecture and liturgy.

Mother M. Angelica, head of the E Word Television Network, was forced by him to issue an apology when Mahony reported her to Rome. Mother Angelica had suggested he denied the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and called on members of his archdiocese to disobey him.

Despite the apology, Mother Angelica continued her critique of Mahony’s pastoral letter on the liturgy, referring to it as “fuzzy” and “confusing.”

In the eyes of many, Mahony’s appointment to the LA Archdiocese was one of JPII’s biggest mistakes.


27 posted on 04/19/2010 9:34:45 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

The liberal American Catholic Church speaks. I like the Pope and he needs to tell these idiots to shut up. The same liberal idiots who support abortion at Notre Dame.


28 posted on 04/19/2010 9:35:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Steelfish

Turning in foreign INVADERS is a NAZI tactic?

oh please.


29 posted on 04/19/2010 9:45:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Cargo Cult Liberalism isn't going to work.)
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To: Steelfish

If only so much passion and effort was put into eliminating pedophiles and their facilitators.


30 posted on 04/19/2010 9:46:00 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: M-cubed
I trust knowing the history of Roger Mahoney, who was an activist priest in support of the Communist backed Farm Workers Union, who in my youth and blinded endeavor to 'making everything right liberalism', supported the Farm Workers in California. I do respect and admire the farmer workers, as people, and want to see them achieve fair wages for hard work. I have talked to them personally, and many I truly admire, as they remind me of my father, who was the son of share croppers from Oklahoma. May God bless them and their families and children. The Farmer Worker's Union was taken over by Communist, who believe not in Christ, but in Satan and power! IMHO Roger Mahoney never spoke to this take over by Satanist, or the role of Christ as Savior for eternity verses Communist promise of savior here on earth, which Christ said was Satan s's kingdom!
31 posted on 04/19/2010 9:56:50 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Steelfish

Arizona’s Proposed Illegal Immigration Crackdown Akin To Inquistion Tactics, Cardinal Rotten Baloney Says


32 posted on 04/19/2010 10:01:05 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: pissant

Mahoney just wants more parishioners.


33 posted on 04/19/2010 10:02:54 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Psycho_Bunny

He’s on his way out now. The Vatican appointed an coadjutor nearly a year before he was required to submit his resignation.


34 posted on 04/19/2010 10:09:31 PM PDT by B Knotts (Impeach Obama)
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To: TSgt

>> If only so much passion and effort was put into eliminating pedophiles and their facilitators.

Gratuitous Catholic bashing?


35 posted on 04/19/2010 10:14:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric
Gratuitous Catholic bashing?

Yeah, just like posts 5, 6, 14, 15, 17, 20, 24 but you must have skipped over those...
36 posted on 04/19/2010 10:19:21 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

Mahoney should spend less time undemining the US and acting like a leftist politician looking for more voters and more time cleaning up the cesspool of leftism and sexual sin he is supposed to lead.


37 posted on 04/19/2010 10:22:11 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: slapshot

Don’t kid yourself. The biggest reason is that you’re either ignorant or you wanted to contracept.


38 posted on 04/19/2010 10:24:15 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Actually the Catholic Church is against illegal immigration just as it teaches in the Catechism. Don’t be a simpleton and confuse the prudential gum flapping of an apostate like Mahony with the actual teaching of the Church.


39 posted on 04/19/2010 10:28:29 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


40 posted on 04/19/2010 10:30:28 PM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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To: Steelfish

http://borderinvasionpics.com/Invasion.html


41 posted on 04/19/2010 10:33:49 PM PDT by WSGilcrest ( The momentary value of any argument lies in the capacity of the mind to which it is addressed.)
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To: pissant

I wonder, is the Church still losing massive numbers of members?

Sign me as a proud ex-Catholic


42 posted on 04/19/2010 10:56:42 PM PDT by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: Steelfish

Hey cardinal,the fact that most of the illegals are catholic isn’t shaping your opinion is it?Just a pew stuffer.


43 posted on 04/19/2010 11:05:23 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Frantzie

Mahony was all crestfallen after the election of BXVI. The LA Times had photos of him looking glum and sullen at LAX on his return from Rome after the conclave. He has completely lost the non-Hispanic Catholics and he now clings to his only constituency in a Cathedral that is virtually devoid of any traditional statuary and an image of muscular Virgin Mary at the portal to the Cathedral.

Court documents purport to show he shielded molesting priests.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-5327361-504083.html


44 posted on 04/19/2010 11:06:12 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Philo1962
What exactly did the “conservative” Law conseve?
45 posted on 04/19/2010 11:08:40 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Philo1962
What exactly did the “conservative” Law conserve?
46 posted on 04/19/2010 11:09:09 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I like “People who live in grass houses shouldn’t stow thrones”.


47 posted on 04/19/2010 11:12:50 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Steelfish

Sounds like a typical fruity product of the tree that is California.


48 posted on 04/19/2010 11:34:49 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Steelfish

Sorry, but Mahony is probably a Madam who passed around pedophile priests from congregation to congregation with “good intentions” that is ruining the church today. His moral authority would fit in the toe of my sock. I say that as a Catholic who knows that my church’s leaders have been infiltrated by evil and do not know the difference anymore.

Every Christian and Catholic, not possessed knows the host can not take care of the world unless it is taking care of itself with excess. Otherwise. it will die and do neither the host nor the suckers any good. That is the case with the church’s illegal invasion of our nation. They would be ashamed of themselves if they had any real moral authority. Passing around illegals who rob, rape and murder Americans as if this has something to do with Jesus.

The warped Catholic Marxist, in it’s wannbe global moral authority is as big as a grain of sand in my shoe. They coudl not see the sin and offence of pedophile priests just as they can not see the rape and murder of illegal invader of our Nation. Big surprise!


49 posted on 04/19/2010 11:36:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Steelfish
Yeah, except for the fact that it's entirely different, it's just the same!

PFfffft. Stay out of politics, Mr. Mahoney.

50 posted on 04/19/2010 11:36:54 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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