Skip to comments.Poll: illegal alien homilies at Mass today? [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]
Posted on 09/08/2013 7:34:05 AM PDT by markomalley
Today was supposed to be the big day for parishes around the country to push their parishioners to support amnesty for
undocumented workers undocumented aliens illegal immigrants illegal aliens foreign invaders.
In preparation for that (I couldn't choose to go to my local TLM parish, as I was scheduled to read today), I had myself all armed with applicable Church Teaching, US law, statistics, and logic...in preparation for getting into an argument after Mass.
Happily, all that preparation was for nought: not a single mention of amnesty anywhere during the Mass (neither tha homily nor the often-politicized prayer of the faithful).
When I think about it, I guess, in light of what is happening in Syria right now, it shouldn't be all that surprising that they would find it incredibly tone-deaf to discuss amnesty this Sunday...but, still, tone-deafness is something that AMCHURCH™ is known for...
So I'm curious how many of my fellow Catholics were plagued with a screed about supporting amnesty (and you're nothing but a xenophobic, racist, nativist, know-nothing if you don't support it blindly)? Or how many heard a teaching about today's readings...
Our priest put out the Seven Day Prayer for Syria that I just posted. Looked for it all week.
Nothing on immigration in our Mass...
Nothing on immigration at our mass in the Archdiocese of NY.
I am a regular at the 7:30 and heard nothing of the sort today. Just the homily as Salvation reported. Our Parish tends to stay away from real life discussions since the push for immigration and fairness alongside Obama and the Democrats and how that worked out for the church. I did expect to hear something about the Pope and his prayer for peace in Syria but not even that.
Tom says no mention of immigration at 9:00 a.m. today. The Deacon, according to Tom, said something about the Gospel and discipleship.
Nothing on immigration in our Mass...
There was no mention of immigration at our Mass today.
We did pray for Syria.
Nope. Homily on letter to Philemon. At the beginning of Mass the priest did ask us to offer the Mass for peace in Syria. Nothing on immigration in bulletin nor in Prayer of the Faithful. We’re in Philadelphia
No. The homily was discipleship tied into the Gospel reading.
Very Very Strong on sacrifice, detachment.
Nothing about immigration.
I was honestly a little embarrassed by the omission of any talk of immigration. After last night's train-wreck non-caucus thread on this topic, I had warned my wife and children and lectured them on the difference between prudential judgements and moral imperatives as well as the proper role of the clergy. I had even been critical of the clergy for not preaching about abortion enough. Image my surprise and embarrassment when the priest started out telling us all to do more against abortion!
The priest, a visiting Franciscan, did an amazing job of explaining actionable moral theology while remaining completely apolitical. Praise be to God!!!
Not a word this morning at my parish.
The East Coast and sanctuary cities may have gotten it, but obviously those of us here posting have been spared.
No, today’s homily was about the Pope’s request for prayer and fasting regarding Syria.
So can somebody recap? Are we batting 0? That’s sort of incredible to me.
No mention of immigration subject matter heard at my church today.
The homily at our church was about the Epistle to Philemon and accepting the Other. There was some off hand comment included about about certain elements of our area “thinking Hispanic’s were not supposed to be here.” Very weak, subtle push.
I think immigrants should obey the law first, regardless of sentiments.
The US's moral and spiritual collapse has exactly zero to do with Mexicans swimming the Rio Grande. Were the papers of The Holy Family in order, I wonder, when they fled into Egypt? Did they clear immigration control?
Is it completely far-fetched to see a scenario, perhaps not too far into the future, where the US finally defaults on its monumental debt, government handouts cease, urban areas throughout the land rapidly descend into anarchy reminiscent of New Orleans post-Katrina, and Americans in large numbers, including perhaps a few Freepers, head south of the border without the requisite papers, as places like Monterrey and Guadalajara suddenly become rather attractive?
I attended a Los Angeles county parish Mass this morning. Priest is from Mexico. He prayed for peace in Syria and the Gospel was explained.
NO immigration issues discussed. Zilch.
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