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Catholic church calls for immigration reform
KTVL Oregon ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com

Posted on 09/09/2013 9:00:01 AM PDT by Alex Murphy

MEDFORD, Ore.-Some Medford Catholic parishioners may hear talk of Comprehensive Immigration Reform from the pulpit.

One Sacred Heart Parish Pastor said U.S. Bishops and the local Diocese have asked priests to tell congregations to consider their Catholic values when talking to legislators about the country's immigration laws.

"As a pastor I also see some of the challenges that people face particularly when families are split apart because of immigration [...] I know that our current system is broken and it needs to be fixed," said Father Kenneth Sampson.

Roman Catholic Bishops across the nation have called for immigration reforms that include a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally.

Boston Archdiocese Cardinal, Sean O'Malley, said reform should be, "rooted in the principle of family unification," and appealed for support from American Catholics.


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Politics; Worship
KEYWORDS: aliens; catholic
Roman Catholic Bishops across the nation have called for immigration reforms that include a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally. Boston Archdiocese Cardinal, Sean O'Malley, said reform should be, "rooted in the principle of family unification," and appealed for support from American Catholics.
1 posted on 09/09/2013 9:00:01 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

In my parish (in New York no less) they not only prayed for comprehensive immigration reform but also for secure borders!!


2 posted on 09/09/2013 9:05:11 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: Alex Murphy
Catholic church calls for immigration reform

The discoverers and settlers of this once great Nation had it right when they prohibited the Catholic religion from setting foot on our shores...

3 posted on 09/09/2013 9:08:46 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: Alex Murphy

>> “rooted in the principle of family unification,”

Family unification is wonderful! I’m all for it.

Unify them in Mexico... where they’re from.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 9:11:52 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Alex Murphy

So are these Priests advocating for a religion (”The Roman Catholic Church”) or a foreign government (”The Holy See”) ?


5 posted on 09/09/2013 9:12:19 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Alex Murphy
Boston Archdiocese Cardinal, Sean O'Malley, said reform should be, "rooted in the principle of family unification," and appealed for support from American Catholics.

He has my support! I'm all for reunifying the families in their native homeland: Mexico.

Regards,

6 posted on 09/09/2013 9:12:43 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek

Its all about the Benjamins....Latino immigrants are overwhelmingly very Roman Catholic. The Directors (aka bishops) of RNC Inc., the largest, oldest, most profitable multinational corporation in existence welcome the added revenue streams (gotta pay for those 500$/hour lawyer fees to defend pedophile priests).


7 posted on 09/09/2013 9:20:18 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: SecondAmendment

I understand the history of hostility and hatred towards legal Irish and Italian immigrants who were Catholics.

The Know-Nothings of the 1850’s and the KKK of the 1920’s were big anti-Catholic movements.

But this isn’t about legal immigrants and for me it certainly isn’t about hating anyone.

Its about a secure border and obeying the law.


8 posted on 09/09/2013 9:20:55 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: Alex Murphy

I asked my (conservative) parish Priest if he was going to be talking on this .... he only laughed.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 9:36:21 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: edwinland

Now THAT is a sure twist to appeasement for the two sides of Catholic opinion.

The socialist Catholics hyperbollically make all immigrants out to be Mary and Joseph, and bring nothing to the table for working Americans who are burdened by the invasion, or to the effects on sovereignty, common order in immigration law, common international law, security issues, or overall stress to the economy. Not a word.

BUT, I wouldn’t get too damned carried away in disparaging the Catholic Church by what one sees of the Church in the United States. The Church in the US, as executed by the USCCB, is often no model by which to judge the universal Catholic Church, on Earth, in Heaven, and praying in Purgatory.


10 posted on 09/09/2013 9:37:33 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: alexander_busek

Didn’t happen in my Church. The congregation is mostly of Italian ancestry. Only one Hispanic family to my knowledge, and they are not Mexican.

The Bishops are only preaching this where it is popular it seems.


12 posted on 09/09/2013 9:51:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Alex Murphy

As you would expect from the RCC. I guess their isn’t as much participation from the American crowd so they need to bring in more from the South. Young boys are hard to find in this day and age. The new a new supply line.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 9:58:14 AM PDT by dirtymac (1)
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To: Last Dakotan

>>>I asked my (conservative) parish Priest if he was going to be talking on this .... he only laughed.>>>

The question was asked on FR yesterday and received quite a lot of replies, all of them saying their priests did NOT mention allowing foreigners to cross the border. Instead they all gave the homily (sermon) based on the day’s Gospel as is usual. And that’s exactly what my priest did.


15 posted on 09/09/2013 10:13:44 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD.)
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To: dirtymac

I’m tired of having to explain this, but the Catholic Church was promised by the psychiatrists that they could cure the behavior of any priest who was guilty of breaking his vows.

The Church sent their men off to be cured, and then sent them to other parishes hoping their previous reputation would be unknown.

THEN the psychiatrists said, “Ooops,” we were wrong.

Blame the psychiatrists and not the Church.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 10:19:53 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD.)
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To: kitkat

Try again and keep fooling yourself.

The priests committed a crime and the crime was covered up by the church. Sending the priests to rehad, therapy, or to the beach is meaningless. They did not report the crime and allowed it to continue with transfers to new unsuspecting parrishes. You can dilude yourself with the church is not guilty but no matter how you try and spin it it comes out the same


17 posted on 09/09/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Iscool
The discoverers and settlers of this once great Nation had it right when they prohibited the Catholic religion from setting foot on our shores...

Columbus?

18 posted on 09/09/2013 10:41:24 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Iscool
The discoverers and settlers of this once great Nation had it right when they prohibited the Catholic religion from setting foot on our shores.

Yes, state Anglicanism is far, far superior. /s

19 posted on 09/09/2013 10:54:55 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: dirtymac
The priests committed a crime and the crime was covered up by the church. Sending the priests to rehad, therapy, or to the beach is meaningless. They did not report the crime and allowed it to continue with transfers to new unsuspecting parrishes. You can dilude yourself with the church is not guilty but no matter how you try and spin it it comes out the same

The terrible thing is, you're right. Our Bishops forgot about sin (and crime, for that matter) and were deluded by psychiatry. As a result, they allowed a great deal of damage to occur. There's simply no getting around this.

Fortunately, they seem to have tightened up in recent years. Most of the cases of homosexual priests date back to the 1960s and 1970s. There are very few recent ones. Too bad they learned their lesson too late.

20 posted on 09/09/2013 10:55:54 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: RitaOK
I wouldn’t get too damned carried away in disparaging the Catholic Church by what one sees of the Church in the United States.

Is America really all that bad compared to the others, for a Catholic?

According to the CIA Factbook, the five countries with the largest number of Catholics are:
Brazil
Mexico
Philippines
United States
Italy

21 posted on 09/09/2013 11:26:31 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: ansel12

Counting heads and noses is some distance from my point. Better to say the Church in the US is simply no stand alone model, as those in the Church, on earth, are a sinful lot for sure. Always have been. Socialism is forbidden, however many degrees it may exist in some quarters of Catholic influence.

Besides, the Enemy has been after the Church from the beginning. That is one sign you are in the right place.


22 posted on 09/09/2013 12:04:17 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Campion
Yes, state Anglicanism is far, far superior.

They shoulda banned them too...

23 posted on 09/09/2013 12:11:43 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Campion

All I know is...on the day I finally meet the Lord face-to-face, and he asks me what I have done to help bring His Father’s Kingdom to Earth, I do not want to have to tell him I spent my time ripping my Protestant brothers and sisters to shreds over disagreements on the fine points of doctrine.


25 posted on 09/09/2013 12:42:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Alex Murphy

We didn’t hear a peep about immigration—illegal or otherwise— in our priest’s homily yesterday. He preached right from the Gospel, like he always does. And I live in Arizona and our parish has a HUGE Spanish-speaking population.


26 posted on 09/09/2013 12:49:10 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: RitaOK

Sorry, but this site is about American politics, the Catholic denomination in America itself is the primary concern for most of us trying to promote a conservative pro-life agenda in our nation.

Nancy Pelosi just met with the Pope and received communion at his Vatican, I think that headquarters has not lost control of the Catholic church in America.


27 posted on 09/09/2013 12:52:21 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: Alex Murphy

I personally know the priest in Medford.

I doubt this will happen.


28 posted on 09/09/2013 1:43:05 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: dirtymac

BTW, we use the Latin Rite, saying Roman Catholic is incorrect.

Nothing at my church.

Where are you getting this information about boys? Or is this merely your opinion.

AQren’t you being slanderous by saying that?


29 posted on 09/09/2013 1:50:17 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: kitkat
Instead they all gave the homily (sermon) based on the day’s Gospel as is usual.

My experience too.

Catholic Priests spending their Homilies talking about the Gospel - who would have thought it possible??

Must make the Catholic haters here pound sand in a rage.

30 posted on 09/09/2013 1:54:15 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Iscool

They **WERE** for the most part.


31 posted on 09/09/2013 6:07:08 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Nor would I care to hear that I failed to defend Christ’s beloved bride against slander, nor that I failed to preach the truth I received from her, nor that I scandalized weaker brethren by carping, trivial criticisms of the church.


32 posted on 09/09/2013 6:10:52 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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