However, Jim Russell, head of Catholics for a Moral Immigration Policy, told AIM that more money, not less, should be spent on border security, and that the Bishops are wrong to oppose Arizona's new immigration law.
Conservative Catholic James Todd of Pewsitter.com, which is "the voice of the Catholic lay faithful," has taken Cardinal Roger Mahony to task for comparing the Arizona law to Nazism. "His comments really served no purpose but to ratchet up the rhetoric," Todd noted....
....Dan Gilgoff of U.S. News & World Report has cited evidence that four times as many Catholics are leaving the faith as are joining it but that a surge in Hispanic immigration "has offset the steady decline of white Catholics."
The latest figures show that 40 percent of U.S. Catholics are Hispanic. The same evidence shows that many immigrant workers in the U.S. are "undocumented" and 74 percent of them are Catholic.
It is this demographic, rather than moral or religious concern, that is driving official Catholic concern for immigrants, legal and illegal. In fact, seventy percent of the country's largest Catholic diocese in Los Angeles, run by Cardinal Mahony, are Hispanic....
...."The number of Hispanics in America has grown from about 6 million in 1960 to about 50 million today. Nearly 70 percent of Hispanics in America are Catholic. With whites abandoning Catholicism in droves, a growing, vital American church depends on Hispanic families."
Looks like he needs to stick to his field of expertise— covering up for perverts who bugger little boys.
“...the top Catholic in the U.S. on immigration issues says that it spends too much money on border enforcement and not enough on bailing out the economies of Mexico and Central America.”
Help, maybe. Bail out, why?
Another reason to think the Catholic Church has split personalities.
Of course. With home-grown Catholics drifting off in droves, the only way the Catholic religion can sustain itself in America is to import a lot of fervent Third-Worlders to replace them, the kind of folks who still have idol processions to Mary, and all that other nonsense.
I thought churches had to stay out of politics in order to maintain their tax exempt status...
I do not believe it is in the Church’s interest to condone and encourage the breaking of laws related to immigration . . . it is contrary to the Bible. A Catholic in Mexico is just as good a Catholic as they are in the United States. The Church should be nuetral on immigration until the issue of religious asylum comes into play.
Also, The Knights of Columbus support the USCCB’s position on immigration. Knights may wish to make their objections known, or consider resigning. The KOC is otherwise a rock-solid organization.