The Catechism of the Catholic Church says:
2241 (b) 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 Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, paragraph 298, says:
Regulating immigration according to criteria of equity and balance is one of the indispensable conditions for ensuring that immigrants are integrated into society with the guarantees required by recognition of their human dignity.
The moral and social view propounded in the Catechism is my guide, and it is excellent.
The U.S. Bishops who sponsor, excuse and enable the massive illegal network which is bringing people into this country unlawfully, are clearly in the wrong.
This is clericalism at its most obnoxious, because these Bishops are wrongly clothing themselves in episcopal authority while usurping the role and responsibility of the laity, which is action for righteousness in the political sphere.
If anybody here, Catholic or not, stands with the Catechism and against the USCCB clerical bureaucracy, they will find an ally in me.
This looks like a good read — how long til his Bishop threatens to suspend or excommunicate him? It appears Catholics can support healthcare reform that kills babies thru funding abortion, and support schools like Notre Dame that teach all sorts of deviant philosophies and anti-Chrisitan, anti-life concepts with church money — but I figure this priest will get in a heap o’ trouble for questioning the Church on supporting Illegal Immigration.