Friday, January 23, 2009

follow up to Pastoral letter from Little Rock

and he labored and brought forth this....

Wow! I cannot believe this...advocating this position is madness. I am not for depriving anyone of their human rights BUT THIS solution is nonsense. I am in favor of the Church being humane and treating everyone with respect, but I AM for enforcing the laws of the land. This has nothing to do with bringing Jesus to these immigrants, it is an economic circumstance that must be resolved in their own countries. If we fail to care for our own, we cannot help anyone beyond our borders. Even the Apostles were charged with taking the Gospel locally and then to the ends of the earth.

To quote the Bishop...."We do support them being here illegally. They have a right to be here," he said. "We are here to serve everybody. Not just Catholics. We are not a country club. We are here to bring the love of Jesus to everybody. They are here because there is no way to get documents, not because they don't want documents. They do not want to immigrate without documents. ... You can't be obliged to do what you can't do. Immigration laws should correspond to the reality."


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