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Posted on 04/29/2010 8:04:43 AM PDT by ethics
USCCB Migration Chairman Joins Arizona Bishops in Decrying Anti-Immigrant Measure, Calls for Comprehensive Reform
WASHINGTON In solidarity with the Catholic bishops of Arizona, Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, issued a statement April 27, opposing the enactment and implementation of Arizona SB 1070, which criminalizes undocumented immigrants.
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 Wester said in the statement. SB 1070 gives law enforcement officials powers to detain and arrest individuals based on a very low legal standard, possibly leading to the profiling of individuals based upon their appearance, manner of speaking, or ethnicity.
Bishop Wester called SB 1070 symptomatic of the absence of federal leadership on the issue of immigration and called for the Administration and Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to enact comprehensive immigration reform as soon as possible. Full text of the statement follows.
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This is not true or accurate.
liberation theology is to Catholics what most Lutherans are to Protestants
or mascara laden dollies are to Evangelicals
I oppose homosexual child abuse by Catholic priests and bishops that has been going on for DECADES, and I am not taking lectures on morality from a bunch of fat lefties, who have been protecting sex abusers for as long as I can remember. The USCCB is not in a position to lecture anyone on what is right and what is wrong. They lost their credibility long ago.
The CC and DemocRats both fighting for an expansion of the base.
This is one of N reasons (where N is a very large number) why I left the church years ago.
Unfortunately the U.S. Catholic Church has been taken over by group of dishonest socialists (i.e. democrats) who can no longer be trusted.
Yes it is. My opinion. Thank you for sharing yours.
Things are bad enough without denying a very troubling trend. "Social Justice" progressiveness has saturated even my church.
There is a reason why separation of church and state is important, and this is crossing way over the line into secular affairs.
This also fuels the perverts' relentless attacks on the church. All Christian churches, in my opinion, justifiably.
I am a Catholic, have been all my life and don't expect ever to change. For me Christianity is best served by example, not by activism. Examples the last few generations has been abyssmal, and this political trend is not a positive contribution.
The Catholic Church has done well on abortion. On just about every other political issue, they are leftists. If the USCCB had their way, we would have no border at all, and just give our money to everyone is Mexico...social justice trumps Biblical teaching about the fall of man.
My wife discussed this last evening. We have decided that if the bishop talks about this during his homily, we will get up and walk out of Mass.
Not surprising. Most of those navel gazing buffoons haven't read the Catechism either.
2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.
Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants' duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.
The difference between you and me is that I believe, along with the vast majority of rank and file Catholics, that the soul of the Church is worth fighting for.
Like the other important things in my life like my wife, children, community and country, I will not easily abandon it to the forces of its destruction either internal or external.....(kind of like that foreign or domestic thing in the pledge I took at induction).
It’s not surprising the USCCB is against this. They love liberation theology and have been a big force behind amnesty for illegals as well.
These people don’t care illegals are breaking US law, because over 90% of them are catholic. They feel they can defy the law because they’re ‘helping’ catholics. And liberation theology allows for people to break the law if they are poor and need to do whatever thing is illegal that they are doing. IE stealing is okay if you really need to eat. It’s even more okay if you are stealing for your family. Thus the USCCB applies liberation theology to illegal immigration and concludes it’s okay to defy immigration law because these people really need to send money back home by being and working here illegally.
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,
Great. Let’s do for immigrants what affirmative action did for minorities. Let’s make it so that society assumes any foreigner is an illegal. Without enforcement of our immigration laws, it will be assumed that immigrants who worked hard and followed the rules to get here simply snuck over the border.
And what fighting could you do within the RCC to change things? As a lay person, nothing. You can’t determine who your priest is in your church. You have no power to remove them. You have no power to change anything organizationally in the RCC.
You don’t seem to give the benefit of the doubt to the guy that he didn’t first try to change things before leaving the RCC< either. Perhaps he did. More than once. Found it wasn’t going to go anywhere and decided since they would not listen, to separate himself from them. That is biblical.
I always love seeing people who are far more critical of people who do leave and dismiss them as ‘giving up’ when they are far less concerned about those left in power that have been rebuked and don’t change what they are doing that is clearly wrong.
Sadly, the USCCB has lost all credibility as a moral force. This is the latest example of their left-leaning betrayal of Catholic teaching. Thank God for Benedict XVI!
American Catholics are Marxists.
American Jews are Leninists.
I have never left the church. The church left me, and apparently is hell-bent on receding further each year, with the insistence on political BS.
As a catholic, I view the church today as, as a citizen, I view the Federal government.
That is not intended as a compliment. Arrogance, delusion, blindness and deafness seems to be common traits.
The True Church may still exist, but no one would know it by who gets all the press...