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US Catholic church attacks 'draconian' Arizona law
AFP ^ | April 28,2010 | (AFP)

Posted on 04/28/2010 4:29:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone

The US Catholic church on Tuesday condemned Arizona's "draconian" new immigration law, saying it would alienate immigrant communities across the United States.

"This new law, although limited to the State of Arizona, could have impact throughout the nation in terms of how members of our immigrant communities are both perceived and treated," Bishop John Wester said in a statement issued on behalf of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; illegals; immigration; sb1070
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1 posted on 04/28/2010 4:29:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

They can kiss my A$$, and I’m a Catholic...


2 posted on 04/28/2010 4:31:15 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: babygene

If I wanna to see the Pope, I gotta show my papers to the Swizz Guards.


3 posted on 04/28/2010 4:34:33 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: NoLibZone

It’s because of lunatic positions such as this one that I a “lapsed” Catholic. The Church saw the last of my support a few years ago, and likely won’t ever see it again.


4 posted on 04/28/2010 4:36:08 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: babygene

I am also. The only reason the church is doing this is because a good deal of their donations come from the Hispanic community. If they didn’t come out on their side, they would loose that money.


5 posted on 04/28/2010 4:36:10 PM PDT by RC2
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To: babygene

How dare you.

It should be, “they can kiss my royal ass and I’m a Catholic”


6 posted on 04/28/2010 4:36:32 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("Palinphobia has, for 20 months, been the one constant among liberals in America.")
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To: NoLibZone
The US Catholic church on Tuesday condemned Arizona's "draconian" new immigration law, saying it would alienate immigrant communities across the United States.

Alienate people? Since when has the Catholic Church or any real church worried about that? If they were worried about popularity they wouldn't ban birth control. They do the things they do based on principles and not based on what people think about the Church. That's how a real church works.

7 posted on 04/28/2010 4:37:50 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: NoLibZone

The Vatican needs to tell their American brethren to stay out of this.


8 posted on 04/28/2010 4:38:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: NoLibZone
Related threads:
Pope Benedict urges bishops to work for recognition of immigrant rights
Arizona's Proposed Illegal Immigration Crackdown Akin To Nazi Tactics, Cardinal Roger Mahony Says
Hispanics increasing Catholic numbers in US, but assimilation has downside
Fewer receive sacraments
Does the American Catholic Church Have a Numbers Problem?
US Catholic bishops condemn US immigration raids
Gathering calls for 'fair and humane' immigration policies [Catholic Bishops on immigration reform]
Journey to Justice: A Catholic Vision of Immigration
Catholic Church Chooses Wrong Side Again
Survey: Catholics Adapt to Culture at Cost of Committed Faith [Blacks 1/7 of the population, but only 1/25 of the Catholic Church]
GOP Senator: Immigration Bill's Fate Hangs in the Balance [SBC, Catholic Church support the bill]
Recognize Christ in every immigrant, bishop urges U.S. Catholics
Local Catholics celebrate diversity [Catholic "Immigration Mass" in Apple Valley, CA]
Putting faith in search for rights [Catholic "Immigration Mass" in Chicago, IL]
Praying for immigration reform [Catholic "Immigration Mass" in Los Angeles, CA]
Irish, Latino Catholics march for immigrant rights [Catholic "Immigration Mass" in San Francisco]
Catholics push for immigration reform [Catholic "Immigration Mass" in Raleigh, NC]
Withholding their 'amens' [Catholics object to a call for a revised immigration policy at Lent]

9 posted on 04/28/2010 4:39:36 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: babygene
They can kiss my A$$, and I’m a Catholic...

Ditto!

10 posted on 04/28/2010 4:40:07 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NoLibZone
Would the CC like a world without borders and without laws protecting said borders?

Does it deliberately continue to promote statist policies throughout the world to drive more and more people to hopelessness, and thus, back to the Church?

11 posted on 04/28/2010 4:40:10 PM PDT by deadrock (Liberty is a bitch that needs to be bedded on a mattress of cadavers.)
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To: plain talk
Alienate people? Since when has the Catholic Church or any real church worried about that? If they were worried about popularity they wouldn't ban birth control. They do the things they do based on principles and not based on what people think about the Church. That's how a real church works.

Thou shalt NOT steal still stands, I don't care what any so called flesh being claims. These people advocate theft.

12 posted on 04/28/2010 4:40:42 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: NoLibZone
I thought ‘draconian’ was being forced to listen to another Obama speech.
13 posted on 04/28/2010 4:42:07 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: NoLibZone

These bishops need to worry about other things


14 posted on 04/28/2010 4:42:53 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: RC2

You’d be surprised how little money they give to the Catholic Church. They send most of it back to Mexico. In any large diocese in the U.S. where there is a sizable Hispanic community, the churches are generally subsidized by the Anglo-member Churches outside the barrio. As to how the money collected is divided up, you’ll never find out and I guarantee you won’t get any priest to admit it either.


15 posted on 04/28/2010 4:43:18 PM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: NoLibZone

I guess the Catholic church thinks this new law is going to cut down on the pool of boys being available to select from.


16 posted on 04/28/2010 4:43:26 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: NoLibZone

Not sure what happens to Bishops once they put on the mitre.

Maybe its something in the beanie they give’m.

Reminds me of the scene in “High Plain’s Drifter”:

Clint: “So, all these pilgrims here are your brothers and sisters?”

Priest: “They most certainly are!”

Clint: “Well then, I guess you won’t mind if they stay at your house tonight.”


17 posted on 04/28/2010 4:43:56 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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Well, in the first place, if you read the article, you'll find that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has not met and discussed this issue.

"It certainly would lead to the rise in fear and distrust in immigrant communities," Wester, who chairs the USCCB migration committee, said.

In other words he is speaking for himself, as head of the migration committee, not for the bishops.

In the second place, this is not a matter of faith and morals, but of prudential judgment. And, frankly, he's got it wrong.

I, too, am a Catholic. But I don't let this kind of stuff bother me or, God forbid, drive me away from God. This turkey was probably made chair of the migration committee for a good (meaning bad) reason--because it's his academic specialty, or because he's a flaming PC race monger, or the like.

Yes, you have to feel sorry for the poor and afflicted of the world. But that doesn't mean they have a right to break the law. There's plenty of wealth and resources right down in Mexico, if they just get their act together. Meantime, it's not helping anyone to put them on welfare, break all the laws, and bankrupt America.

18 posted on 04/28/2010 4:44:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NoLibZone

The bottom line is what this is about! The VAST majority in ILLEGALS in this country are Catholic. “The Church” is doesn’t want to lose bodies and donations!


19 posted on 04/28/2010 4:44:54 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: DEADROCK

“Would the CC like a world without borders and without laws protecting said borders?”

Maybe they are trying to restore the church back when they were the law.


20 posted on 04/28/2010 4:48:00 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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