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Bishop: Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse ready to welcome migrant children
The Post-Standard (NY) ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Mark Weiner

Posted on 07/17/2014 2:11:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse "stands at the ready" to help temporarily house migrant children from Central America who are awaiting deportation hearings, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham said today.

In an open letter to the community, Cunningham said the Diocese of Syracuse would be a willing partner to help take care of the children. The U.S. Department of Health and Human services is considering former convents and the former Maria Regina College owned by the Sisters of St. Francis on Syracuse's North Side as a potential site for temporary housing.

Cunningham said he is aware that the issue has been the subject of intense debate, and will continue to be in the future, but in the interim he said the church has an obligation to help.

"In the midst of this debate that will continue over the course of months, one fact remains," Cunningham wrote. "We must care for the children. Whether we agree with the method or the circumstance, the fact is that there are 52,000-plus children who are in our country who are in need right now."

(Excerpt) Read more at syracuse.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; illegalaliens; invasion

1 posted on 07/17/2014 2:11:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

Is Lawless and will be judged by YHvH.
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
2 posted on 07/17/2014 2:20:23 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Glad you have the money, bish, cuz most of us sure don’t.
BTW, the left is still going to hate you after this.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 2:23:34 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Is Lawless and will be judged

I have no problem with those who come legally. But to support those who come illegally is reprehensible.

4 posted on 07/17/2014 2:33:06 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Great! Texas will be glad to send at least 10,000 to Syracuse.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 2:33:48 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Why not send them to the Roman Catholic Diocese of whatever Central American Country they came from?


6 posted on 07/17/2014 2:35:01 PM PDT by Texas Yellow Rose
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To: Texas Yellow Rose

“Why not send them to the Roman Catholic Diocese of whatever Central American Country they came from?”

The Church shouldn;t be willing collaborators in this, but various levels of government need to stem depopulation (especially in the Rust Belt) and this is the solution.


7 posted on 07/17/2014 2:49:06 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; narses; NYer; Salvation; vladimir998
From Catholic Charities Syracuse 2013 Annual Report:

So we can see the rationale here. Catholic Charities Syracuse is utterly dependent upon government funding. So what do they do? Try to get more funding. From the article:

In an open letter to the community, Cunningham said the Diocese of Syracuse would be a willing partner to help take care of the children. The U.S. Department of Health and Human services is considering former convents and the former Maria Regina College owned by the Sisters of St. Francis on Syracuse's North Side as a potential site for temporary housing.

Trying to get HHS to use former convents and Maria Regina College will result in revenue from the government.

What? You mean that they wouldn't be doing it for free?

Not when that would be against the law. Per The Anti-Deficiency Act:

The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal employees from

    • making or authorizing an expenditure from, or creating or authorizing an obligation under, any appropriation or fund in excess of the amount available in the appropriation or fund unless authorized by law. 31 U.S.C. § 1341(a)(1)(A).
    • involving the government in any obligation to pay money before funds have been appropriated for that purpose, unless otherwise allowed by law. 31 U.S.C. § 1341(a)(1)(B).
    • accepting voluntary services for the United States, or employing personal services not authorized by law, except in cases of emergency involving the safety of human life or the protection of property. 31 U.S.C. § 1342.
    • making obligations or expenditures in excess of an apportionment or reapportionment, or in excess of the amount permitted by agency regulations. 31 U.S.C. § 1517(a).

8 posted on 07/17/2014 2:53:01 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another totalitarian-enabler Catholic bishop.

The way American bishops slobber over pro-abortion, open-borders politicians, when people resurrect old anti-Catholic canards about how the Catholic Church is a dangerous, alien, unpatriotic institution, I can no longer disagree.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 2:54:21 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m sorry, but I’m confused... I was under the impression that liberals had forced all Catholic Church related social services groups out of the child care services (foster care, adoption, etc.) due to the Church’s stand on both abortion and gay marriage.

So it’s ok for the Church to insert itself in this situation, but not to provide the services to Americans????


10 posted on 07/17/2014 3:06:26 PM PDT by MS from the OC
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To: markomalley

Good work sir!


11 posted on 07/17/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

US Roman Catholics aren’t actually Catholic. There are other branches of Catholicism .


12 posted on 07/17/2014 3:45:32 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Arthur McGowan

You can still disagree. The institution of Catholicism is against this In paragraph 2241 or so in the catechism it logically states that aiding and abetting illegal immigration is against Church teaching. This is the US Bishops. And they are led in this action by the mexican immigrants Gomez and Garcia who by US law are not as foreign born citizens, allowed to effect law and national policy


13 posted on 07/17/2014 3:46:40 PM PDT by stanne
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To: I want the USA back

BTW, the left is still going to hate you after this.

or Blame them for this mess


14 posted on 07/17/2014 4:20:19 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The bishop may want to get a definition of “temporary” in writing. Heck, aren’t we all still paying “temporary” taxes that date back 100 years?


15 posted on 07/17/2014 4:22:06 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

RELIGIOUS ‘CHARITIES’ PROFIT FROM OPEN BORDERS
Published: 24 hours ago
Thousands of Central American children crossing the border illegally could soon turn into asylum seekers armed with immigration lawyers provided by church groups and paid for by federal tax dollars.

WND reported Friday that Catholic Charities USA and other religious groups were working behind the scenes with the federal government to temporarily house and resettle the children in dozens of communities across the United States.

Catholic Charities is running a fundraising campaign to help finance the resettlement of the illegal aliens, WND reported. But the religious charities get the bulk of their funding not from private donors or church members putting checks into a basket. They get it from the federal government.

Alexandria, Va.-based Catholic Charities USA reported receiving $1.7 million in government grants in 2012, according to its IRS Form 990.

But one of the largest recipients of government funds to resettle immigrant children is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The USCCB helps resettle not only unaccompanied alien children, or UACs, who enter the country illegally but also refugees fleeing persecution overseas who enter through legal channels.

The USCCB is one of nine agencies that receive hundreds of millions in tax dollars to resettle refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. under contract with the federal government. Six of the nine contractors are religious groups, WND has learned, including the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Church World Service and World Relief Corp., which includes a plethora of evangelical groups.

The Catholic Bishops alone received $65.9 million in federal grants to care for unaccompanied alien children and refugees, according to its 2012 annual report.

By contrast, the group raised $1.4 million from its own church members while federal loans and private-sector grants made up the remainder of the $71 million spent on the resettlements that year. That means 93 percent of the USCCB’s spending on charity work with UACs and refugees was covered by the American taxpayer.

Kevin Appleby, director of USCC’s Migration and Refugee Services Office, did not respond to calls and emails from WND seeking comment.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/religious-charities-profit-from-open-borders/#ddRIWEvLUxx4L79t.99


16 posted on 07/17/2014 5:09:53 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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