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To: guppas
Anybody know how many illegals live in the Vatican? I assume they’re all fed, educated, given medical care, and a path to Vatican citizenship, right?

The USCCB isn't the Vatican, and they aren't a Vatican mouthpiece. They're supposed to represent the (collective) views of the American bishops. Notice I said "supposed to".

And for them to tell priests (they don't have the authority to order it, mind you) to lobby in their homilies for a particular piece of legislation on anything but a pivotal, life-related issue is going way over the line, IMO.

30 posted on 09/06/2011 5:38:51 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Campion

Agree with you, although I do think we need to treat all humans with love. Yes, I know it’s difficult with some.


31 posted on 09/06/2011 8:41:19 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Campion; Salvation
In a different context, Pope Benedict XVI noted last year that "Forgiveness is not a substitute for justice" - meaning that your merciful attitude toward another human sinner does not mean that they are above the law or exempt from law enforcement.

I think this relates here. I see there's a big push to make the DREAM Act synonymous with "mercy". And a related push to make law enforcment (e.g. barring illegal aliens from cashing in on benefits) synonymous with INjustice.

A good case can be made that enticing a person to break a law is one way we participate in their wrongdoing. Incentivizing people to violate our borders by rewarding them and their children with a big package of material payoffs, is certainly enticing a person to sin.

Wha's stoping people from going BACK to the country where they are still legal citizens, and then coming here again legally? And what's wrong with insisting that they come here the right way, the same as all other immigrants?

That is not a merciless pisition. That is equal justice under law.

33 posted on 09/06/2011 10:06:34 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child who's got his own." Arthur Herzog Jr./Billie Holiday)
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