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Catholic Money and Tax Dollars Finance Illegal Alien Rally
Right Side News ^ | april 30, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 05/01/2010 3:00:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone

A group organizing a May 1 "May Day" rally in favor of "immigrant rights" in Lafayette Park in front of the White House is financially supported by the Catholic Church, Big Business, the federal government, and various Maryland governmental entities.

It is anticipated that the demonstration will take the form of opposition to Arizona's new law that is designed to discourage illegal immigration.

The buses will leave for Lafayette Park from CASA de Maryland centers starting at 12:30, with the rally scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

So-called "May Day actions" are being planned in dozens of cities around the U.S.CASA de Maryland, an illegal alien support group, is sponsoring the buses that will take hundreds of protesters to the event in the nation's capital. CASA is considered the biggest promoter and facilitator of illegal aliens in Maryland.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which got caught funding the radical group ACORN, are listed on the CASA website as being among its many financial donors and supporters. 

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 "in solidarity with the Catholic bishops of Arizona" opposing the enactment and implementation of the Arizona law.

Wester said, "The U.S. Catholic bishops stand in solidarity with the bishops of Arizona in opposing this draconian law. We call upon the Administration to review its impact on civil rights and liberties.  We renew our call for the Administration and Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to enact comprehensive immigration reform as soon as possible."

The Bishops have made it clear that such "comprehensive" reform must include amnesty for illegal aliens as its central component.  Many of these aliens are Catholics from Latin America.

CASA de Maryland's Facebook page denounces the new Arizona immigration law and highlights opposition to the measure by Meghan McCain, daughter of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain.

CASA de Maryland created a major controversy by distributing an eight-page book telling illegal aliens how to avoid law enforcement authorities. The CASA book, Know Your Rights (PDF) tells illegal aliens not to carry "any documents from your country of origin" and that "providing your name" to a police officer "has risks" because "your name can be used to start a deportation process." It flatly says, "Don't provide government officials information about your immigration status."

"Only in America can groups like CASA and their illegal alien criminal clientele use tax dollars to lobby for amnesty and equal rights, all to the detriment of the American people and our way of life," commented Brad Botwin of Help Save Maryland.

Help Save Maryland is a multi-ethnic, grass-roots, non-partisan organization with thousands of members across the state. "We are opposed to the use of tax dollars on programs that attract and sustain illegal aliens to Maryland," Botwin explained.

Under the category of "Government," CASA lists the following entities as financial donors:

The event in D.C. is being supported by United for Peace and Justice, a far-left organization which argues that "peace activists" must "join hand-in-hand and march with immigrants to fight for their rights and an end to the militarization of our communities."

The group explains that, "With the recent passage of Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070 bill, many immigrants and activists are comparing this to the rebirth of Jim Crow and racial profiling. We have also seen an increase in the militarization of local police forces and of our borders in another racist effort to divide our country."

It's not just the taxpayer-funded entities supporting CASA that have earned Botwin's ire. He drew attention to the financial support given to CASA by the Catholic Church. In addition to the Catholic Bishops and the CCHD, the CASA web site identifies its donors as including the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The CCHD reports $30,000 in 2007 and $10,000 in 2006 given to CASA for "workers' rights."  More recent data is not available.

Other churches and religious organizations supporting CASA include the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the Foundry United Methodist Church, and Quaker groups.

In the area of Big Business, foundations, and organizations, financial supporters include the George Soros-funded Open Society Institute, the American Petroleum Institute, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Council of La Raza, the Bank of America Foundation, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the Bechtel Foundation, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

In the past, Accuracy in Media has protested support given to CASA from the Philip L. Graham Fund, which is staffed by current and former officials of the Washington Post and includes Donald E. Graham, who also serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Washington Post Company, as a trustee.

The Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation, which is named after the former owner and publisher of The Washington Post, is currently listed as a financial sponsor of CASA. The Foundation reports that it provided $405,000 to the group.

The Herb Block Foundation, named after the long-time Washington Post editorial cartoonist, is also a CASA sponsor. This foundation provided funds for one of several controversial "Day Laborer Centers" operated by CASA.

Help Save Maryland reports that Day Laborer Centers are "hiring sites supposedly created to deal with the problems caused by unskilled workers (largely illegal aliens) who congregate on street corners waiting for persons seeking laborers to drive by. In communities like Gaithersburg and Wheaton [Maryland], these informal hiring sites have caused traffic disturbances, and the lack of sanitary facilities has often led to public urination. Other common complaints include public drunkenness and sexual harassment of female pedestrians."

Brad Botwin of Help Save Maryland says, "These same illegal alien day laborers, their families, gang members and others dependent on CASA for support will be a major portion of the crowd on May 1."

He says CASA is usually portrayed by liberal newspapers such as the Washington Post as an "immigrants rights group," while opponents of illegal immigration are typically described as "hate groups and nativists."

Cliff Kincaid is the Editor of Accuracy in Media, and can be contacted at cliff.kincaid@aim.org.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; casa; catholic; illegals; immigration; usccb
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1 posted on 05/01/2010 3:00:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

wonder if it’s related to THIS?

http://www.may1.info/


2 posted on 05/01/2010 3:01:26 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: NoLibZone

Traitors, all.


3 posted on 05/01/2010 3:03:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

Commies disguised as Catholics. They need to be kicked out of the Church.


4 posted on 05/01/2010 3:05:11 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Jim Robinson

We Jews shall help the illegals as well.


5 posted on 05/01/2010 3:10:51 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberals are right. The AZ situation is like Nazi Germany. Mexico is Germany and Arizona is Poland)
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To: NoLibZone

I wonder how many protestant companies hire illegals?


6 posted on 05/01/2010 3:12:58 PM PDT by grand wazoo
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To: NoLibZone

Really not caring what the Catholic church says or does anymore.


7 posted on 05/01/2010 3:14:29 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: NoLibZone

Catholic money supported ACORN according to the article.

That right there, if true, is a deal breaker.

It is the Church that needs saving, not me.


8 posted on 05/01/2010 3:22:47 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: NoLibZone

Did you know it’s illegal for foreigners (legal or otherwise) to protest or hold demonstrations in Mexico?


9 posted on 05/01/2010 3:23:31 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: DarthVader

Either kick them out or revoke the Church`s tax exempt status.


10 posted on 05/01/2010 3:25:19 PM PDT by nomad
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To: DarthVader

Boy, does the Roman Catholic church need to clean house.
Maybe, time for a second Roman Catholic reformation?


11 posted on 05/01/2010 3:29:01 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Doulos1

They are rebellious apostates and the Vatican has been way too easy on them like other deviants.


12 posted on 05/01/2010 3:31:18 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: NoLibZone

Cliff, old boy. I like you. BUt take your anti-Catholic crap and stuff it in your ear. The loudest and most obnoxious ‘preachers’ bellyaching about Arizona’s laws are a group of supposed evangelicals. Take care of your side, bro.


13 posted on 05/01/2010 3:32:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: DarthVader

Amen.


14 posted on 05/01/2010 3:34:13 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: DarthVader

Amen, and amen. But, why?


15 posted on 05/01/2010 3:37:28 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: NoLibZone
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which got caught funding the radical group ACORN, are listed on the CASA website as being among its many financial donors and supporters.

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 "in solidarity with the Catholic bishops of Arizona" opposing the enactment and implementation of the Arizona law.

Related threads:
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Archbishop Timothy Dolan: Immigration Reform. Here We Go Again
US Catholic Bishops Opposition To Arizona Immigration Law Leaves Many Unanswered Questions
USCCB OPPOSE ARIZONA LAW
US Catholic church attacks 'draconian' Arizona law
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]

16 posted on 05/01/2010 3:46:07 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (....doing the jobs that Catholics refuse to do....)
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To: Alex Murphy

Catholics are not the only liberals.

Jews are too.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2504241/posts

Rabbi, Jewish officials arrested at immigration protest


17 posted on 05/01/2010 3:57:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberals are right. The AZ situation is like Nazi Germany. Mexico is Germany and Arizona is Poland)
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To: grand wazoo

But are they actively engaged in not only bringing more illegals, but in supporting continuing illegal activities?


18 posted on 05/01/2010 4:03:14 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Alex Murphy

I think I have found the reason that many leaders in the Catholic church have softened their stance on abortion... They want to cosy up to liberals. The only way to do that is to back their agenda to the hilt. The clergy Trading immigrant rights for shutting up on abortion to the liberals may just be the ticket for them to get the libs to love them.
(The clergy shuts up on abortion , the dems deliver amnesty)


19 posted on 05/01/2010 4:07:25 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: NoLibZone

Jerk their tax free statis and put all the bishops in prison!!!


20 posted on 05/01/2010 4:07:47 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Hodar
But are they actively engaged in not only bringing more illegals, but in supporting continuing illegal activities?

By knowingly hiring them, they are the main reason that illegals are here.

21 posted on 05/01/2010 4:11:57 PM PDT by grand wazoo
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To: Thunder90

Their orders come from the Vatican

They have no independence in such matters


22 posted on 05/01/2010 4:14:05 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: dalereed
Do you say the same thing about protestant denominations that support attacks on foreign countries?

What about Jewish denominations that advocate for Israel?

23 posted on 05/01/2010 4:14:30 PM PDT by grand wazoo
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To: bajabaja

It is the Church that needs saving, not me.

Amen!!!


24 posted on 05/01/2010 4:23:59 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: dalereed

and put the politicians in there with them. You know..the ones who steal our monies? The ones who do waht they want when they want? The ones who live the high life while taking everything from us? You know... THEM.
They should ALL go to prison.


25 posted on 05/01/2010 4:26:12 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: grand wazoo

I’ve got nothing against attacking other countries!

As far as Isreal I hope they nuke Iran!

If it causes WW3, unleash our nukes and eliminate the middle east!

i’ve got no use for peace!


26 posted on 05/01/2010 4:27:59 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Doulos1

The social gospel of liberation theology (heretical false teaching) has infected Christianity.


27 posted on 05/01/2010 5:29:00 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Jim Robinson; NYer

It probably doesn’t make a difference to anyone on the board but this is not from “the Catholic Church”. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) give a certain amount to each Bishop and the Bishop decides where the money goes. So the headline is misleading. The Vatican didn’t send cash for it.

It won’t make a difference to the Catholic baiters at all, but I just thought I’d straighten that out.


28 posted on 05/01/2010 5:57:18 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: DarthVader

So right, brother, so very right.


29 posted on 05/01/2010 6:15:46 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: dalereed

>> As far as Isreal I hope they nuke Iran!
>> If it causes WW3, unleash our nukes and eliminate the
>> middle east!
>> i’ve got no use for peace!

Seems like you would destroy Israel along with everybody else.


30 posted on 05/01/2010 6:38:09 PM PDT by JadeEmperor
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To: NoLibZone

WTF?!


31 posted on 05/01/2010 6:42:41 PM PDT by molette67
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To: NoLibZone

That’s the truth!


32 posted on 05/01/2010 6:49:28 PM PDT by ethics
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To: Liz

This is shameful.


33 posted on 05/01/2010 8:22:19 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; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


36 posted on 05/01/2010 9:27:20 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, it is not a Race ~)
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To: cubreporter
Really not caring what the Catholic church says or does anymore.

I am just starting to get over the sermon I heard at mass this evening. I am a cradle Catholic and these POS are not going to drive me out of my church. But ... purely partisan Leftwing Communist political rants are going to dry up my wallet. There are plenty of other worthy charities to absorb my contributions. I know that I am required in good faith to contribute to the support of the Church. Do you think $2.00 per Sunday Mass is enough? Multiplied by a couple hundred congregants, that's about $400 to the Marxist in the pulpit for about an hour's work. I think that's quite adequate, don't you? The balance goes to sweeten the pot for the bums who panhandle me on the streets, a kind of charity that Father Trotsky-Lenin finds annoying. Voting to pick the pockets of unwilling contributors to "social justice" is much more worthy acording to what I hear in Church. As the owner of the vineyard says in the Gospel, "Is this not my money to do with as I please?" I learned in church that the answer is "No." Certainly not for long sucka. We grape pickers are going to vote for an equitable distribution of your purse. As H.L.Mencken wrote,"An election is merely an advance auction of stolen goods." I might add that, after tonight's sermon, I suspect the Sunday collection is too. Please excuse the rant. I feel much better now. The floors of Hell, after all, are paved with the skulls of priests - old Catholic proverb and doubtless good onto Eternity.

37 posted on 05/01/2010 10:43:53 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Yes, we are the good guys today and we always will be the good guys.)
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To: NoLibZone

“We renew our call for the Administration and Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to enact comprehensive immigration reform as soon as possible.”

Should read:
“We renew our call for the Administration and Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to enact AMNESTY as soon as possible.”


38 posted on 05/01/2010 11:19:52 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: NoLibZone

Great job on this thread you just exposed a lot of what is wrong with the country not only Md.


39 posted on 05/02/2010 5:03:34 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: goodnesswins
Looks like they need a hip-hop concert to even get these clowns out as well as a big pay day I am sure. Probably free drugs a well.
40 posted on 05/02/2010 5:17:09 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: cubreporter; All
I have a lot of Catholic friends but to me that entire saga of being Catholic looks like a huge wealthy corporation brainwashing and then bleeding it's members dry to me...... I stopped calling myself a Methodist when they assisted Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba. That was the last straw for me.

I still believe in a higher power just not the one that supports Communism/Marxism.

41 posted on 05/02/2010 5:20:34 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: NoLibZone

Biggest problem Jewish voters have in my area is their voiced support for Israel and then they vote for the left. The two don’t mix and they know it.


42 posted on 05/02/2010 5:23:17 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: netmilsmom

I thought the pope was in charge of the Catholic Church worldwide. Doesn’t he have a say,a final say, in these matters, like in Arizona?


43 posted on 05/02/2010 5:26:07 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: rodguy911

See? That’s how I feel. I was born Catholic, rasided Catholic and will die Catholic. However the church is political and split and it is not traditional as it was and how I was raised within.
There is NO WAY I don’t believe in God and all He is. That is inside me and that is what I go with. I believe in everything except what is happening within the church and it’s hierarchy. I KNOW who I am and what I was taught and how I was raised. Today’s church doesn’t even come CLOSE.


44 posted on 05/02/2010 8:18:02 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

We didn’t let them drive us from the church either. We just stood and watched as the church drove themselves away from us and millions of others.

They are politically correct. They have their noses in things that they should not. They should be taking care of their own business and not politics. They can say what they want but they are the same as the politicians in DC and...you are right...it is ALL about money!!!

We know what we do and we know how we pray and other things we won’t go into. But...I’m tired of churches looking like auditoriums and singing songs that are foreign to me and changing how we behave at Mass into ways that look like once again foreign to me. Kids acting up, eating, bringing their toys and playing in the pews, adults dressing inappropriately and some wedding photos we have seen where Bride’s dresses are totally inappropriate to stand before a Priest and Congration in God’s own home. So, anyone can talk until they are blue in the face to us and it won’t matter. We have made peace with within and we know in our hearts the church is not what it is supposed to be and we refused to just “go along” for the sake of going to church. It’s awful and hopefully one day will return to what it should be but...until then??? No way.


45 posted on 05/02/2010 8:24:58 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: cubreporter

Yeah I gotcha, agreed.


46 posted on 05/02/2010 8:38:31 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: cubreporter
Thanks for your kind reply to my rant.

A question which keeps bothering me about the modern church is are we a religious body united for worship or are we a weekly gathering of amateur social workers? If there is a difference, what is the difference?

47 posted on 05/02/2010 11:02:52 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Yes, we are the good guys today and we always will be the good guys.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

There IS no difference. I’m tired of people (I don’t care if they are Priests or who they are) telling me how much I should give to people and how much I should LOVE everyone and how I should be TOLERANT of others.

Fist off: No one needs to tell me about ANY of that stuff. I learned that along with my brother and sisters from our PARENTS who taught us what we should know.

Secondly: My mother gave to charities all the time. We learned by example and so I don’t need some politican or priest telling me what I should do with my money.

Thirdly: I AM tolerant. Tolerant of those who think they know everything and put their noses into everyone else’s lives thinking they know better what is good for me than I do myself. I AM tolerant of them. The trouble is...they don’t want to be tolerant of me or anyone else. Therein lies the trouble. Therein lies their mistake. Therein lies the reason the American public are rising to take back our country in first 2010 and then in 2012. We will vote in new leadership ...leadership who DOES care about the American public and not the enemy!!!

Just keep praying and beliveing in your God as you should knowing what YOU are doing is the right thing. There is no sense going to church listening to a bunch of claptrap. I cannot allow myself to sit and listen to things I know are not true just because I should be going to church. That enables the Priests to continue on with their high and mighty sermons and their political agenda. That to me is not what church is all about. I know the difference. They think they can fool us but...we cannot be fooled.


48 posted on 05/02/2010 11:54:30 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: rodguy911
I thought the pope was in charge of the Catholic Church worldwide. Doesn’t he have a say,a final say, in these matters, like in Arizona?

The pope is the head of a church with over 1 billion adherents. Most of the Mexicans are members of the church. Why would he do anything to harm them?

The US government has allowed illegal immigration to continue unabated for the past 30-40 years. Don't blame the church for defending its members, even if some cardinals, bishops, priests, etc. use inflammatory language when doing so. These people have been welcomed by many people/businesses and now may be forcibly repatriated leaving behind family and friends. It is not a pretty situation.

49 posted on 05/02/2010 12:56:28 PM PDT by grand wazoo
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To: NoLibZone

It would appear that The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) are ignorant of both government policies, Catholic teaching concerning government laws, and original Catholic practices governing legal and illegal populations. It appears that the lead sheep have strayed and become lost.

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.
And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.”
Luke 2, 1-5


50 posted on 05/02/2010 1:00:17 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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