Skip to comments.Boston's Cardinal O'Malley: Americans Against Amnesty Have 'Irrational' Fear (Communion thru fence)
Posted on 06/18/2014 10:21:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In a recent interview with the Daily Beast that focused on the bigotry and xenophobia of Americans who are opposed to amnesty for illegal immigrants, Boston archbishop Cardinal Sean OMalley said, Obviously, the fear is not rational, and I think we are dealing with it in an irrational way.
The Daily Beasts Christopher Dickey lead up to his discussion with OMalley about the thousands of illegal immigrant minors flooding the United States following President Obamas decision to relax their deportations:
The fear and hatred of foreigners is nothing new in the United States, nation of immigrants though it is. OMalley said hed been reading up on the Know-Nothings of the 19th century who wanted to limit severely the immigration of Catholics, require them to wait 21 years for naturalization, and allow only Protestants to teach in public schools.
There is a reason there are few stained-glass windows in the Philadelphia cathedral, he said: Because they knew they would be broken with bricks. (Indeed, the building was designed during Know-Nothing violence in the 1840s with no windows at all at street level).
Dickey reports OMalley told him that, in the 20th century, the same sort of xenophobia was turned against immigrants from Latin America and Asia, with the added factor of racism.
The path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, OMalley said, is absolutely essential....
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
However, if there is one man who can take the most credit for the 1965 act, it is John F. Kennedy. Kennedy seems to have inherited the resentment his father Joseph felt as an outsider in Bostons WASP aristocracy. He voted against the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, and supported various refugee acts throughout the 1950s.
In 1958 he wrote a book, A Nation of Immigrants, which attacked the quota system as illogical and without purpose, and the book served as Kennedys blueprint for immigration reform after he became president in 1960.
In the summer of 1963, Kennedy sent Congress a proposal calling for the elimination of the national origins quota system. He wanted immigrants admitted on the basis of family reunification and needed skills, without regard to national origin.
After his assassination in November, his brother Robert took up the cause of immigration reform, calling it JFKs legacy. In the forward to a revised edition of A Nation of Immigrants, issued in 1964 to gain support for the new law, he wrote, I know of no cause which President Kennedy championed more warmly than the improvement of our immigration policies. Sold as a memorial to JFK, there was very little opposition to what became known as the Immigration Act of 1965.
This is like telling someone that they have an “irrational fear” for not wanting to jump off of a cliff.
Like other Liberals the Cardinal is smug and likes to talk down to is adversaries.
92 million not working and this politician has no regard for Americans. By his logic we have no right as a nation to stop the entire world from coming to live within Americas borders.
It’s not 1920! or 1950!
Sorry padre, but an America full of freeloading, low information DemocRAT voters who can’t speak English would be the end of freedom and what was once the greatest country on the planet. IMHO.
Right, those new citizens will vote for the very politicians that will persecute the Catholic Church and all the other Christians.
Thanks for posting this. Always good to know what others think of us
Just count me as irrational then. I wonder if the thought police are paying attention?
It’s time to remove the tax-exempt status of any religious organization advocating amnesty including the Catholic Church.
I take it you are trying to make a point of some sort. If you have something to say, say it.
I was raised Catholic but no longer practice the faith.
A big part of the reason is because of left-wing fools like Sean O’Malley and Timothy Dolan.
If the Catholic Church wants amnesty, let the Church pay to house, feed, cloth and attend to the medical needs of the illegals.
That is an interesting bit of info.
The Cardinal is gravely misjudging me and millions others.
Just peeked over at drudge, and lo and behold, that Murdoch is yammering that amnesty can’t wait. Who are these freaks???
Well, Cardinal O, you have many lefty friends who think the church’s
position on abortion and birth control is irrational. What is your
By claiming too much, the faith ends up with nothing.
It can’t change the world by main force. Christianity never could. Its effect to that end was always, always dependent upon willing souls, which the Lord saw fit to bring into the scene.
I hope you haven’t given up on Christianity altogether. Institutions can get things wrong but God can’t.
And another table to bribe the black poor to stay poor!
The Cardinal is playing politics with the US future. His only concern is the ability of the Catholic Church to influence US policy for the benefit of the Catholic Church.
He’s no better a person than any of the Democrats who are intent of wrecking the country.
I’d be REAL curious what he would consider to BE the benefit of the Church anyhow, if this were true. Folks don’t tithe a lot from food stamp cards, after all.
Obedience to just law is not “fear and hatred”
“Fear and Hatred”? O’Malley, like so many US Bishops, thinks our Constitutional Republic is the socialistic Catholic Church. What is it about “illegal” that O’Malley refuses to understand? It is far, far less to do with fear and hatered any everything to do with the law.