Ummm ... NOT. The Holy See has already begun the process of easing him out. He's more typical of "Catholic Church leaders the LA Times likes".
When bishops start talking about specific policies instead of general principles of justice and charity, they often overstep their bounds.
"Treat the alien and soujourner with kindness" is straight out of the Bible. "Let as many aliens and sojourners come as want to, and give them loads of free social services paid for by the law-abiding" is not.
Well, then, what is the position of Mahoney’s Mexican replacement, Gomez, upon illegal immigration and illegal aliens?
Bishop Wenski: Illegal immigration is like a parking ticket
And we don’t need to be giving ammunition to the Commies and fellow travellers.
Arizona’s Anti-Immigration Law: Hurting Immigrants and Criminalizing Compassion - Rt. Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith
No more excuses, misinterpretations, blaming the press, miscommunications, ect.
From siding with environmentalists, the Notre Dame invitation, the support of the Healthcare takeover, and on and on.
Their actions are very clear now.
Agree- What is most disturbing is that the AZ law is made out to be what it is not. It is NOT racial profiling.
Under law when an officer has reasonable suspicion to detain an individual such as failure to observe a stop sign, he is empowered to detain tnat individual and check for possible violations of other laws such as not having a valid driver’s license or inquire as to whether there is contraband, dangerous weapons or ask for residency and citizenship papers.
If a violation appears then a citation could be issued or a warrant for probable cause or arrest may lie. This is a NEUTRAL way of enforcing an earlier paraellel federal law.
Does anyone else have another way of enforcing such a law?