Illegal immigration and the Catholic establishment

American Thinker: I admit to not having a passionate view on the immigration issue.  I do think there needs to be reform, but I’m no Ann Coulter when it comes to the problem of illegal immigration.

That said, it bothers me to see the left, including many in the Catholic establishment, demonize the Trump administration for the situation involving the children of illegal aliens being temporarily separated from their parents.

It all boils down to the morality of illegal immigration.

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 2241):

The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin.  Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.

Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption.  Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.

Thus, it’s not accurate to assert or insinuate that Catholic teaching requires the promotion of “open borders” and immigration on demand.  If you listen to some in the Catholic establishment, you might come away thinking that it does.

8 Comments on Illegal immigration and the Catholic establishment

  1. The Catholic Church is full of SJW’s, in the clergy and in the pews. It was an easy target of the leftists of the 60’s and 70’s, who preyed on Catholic charity and guilt and used its infrastructure to build support for all sorts of ‘social’ causes (translation: ‘non-political’), most notably the United Farm Workers’ grape boycott. Many a good Catholic began the slippery slope from conservatism to liberalism then, most without realizing it was happening, and some who went all in and abandoned the church for secular humanism.
    Liberals have no use for God, but they sure know how to use His church.

  2. Soon the problem will fix itself! When the prosperous countries are reduced to the level of sh*thole countries they will no longer be morally obligated to take in the teeming masses! Should happen in about 10-15 years!

  3. Catholic Charities of Maine is who brought all the Somalis to our state. There’s money in it for them or they wouldn’t do it.
    And now we have a dead guy and a gang of Somali teens in Lewiston and the cops and newspaper up there are acting like they’re in Londonistan and not mentioning the Somalis.
    Thanks Catholic Church.
    Also, thanks for giving pedophiles a place to hide and keep up their abhorrent behavior.
    If you ever watch the movie, “Spotlight” one of my cousins was one of the victims of John Talbot. The Catholic Church is all about pedophilia and enriching the elitist leadership.

  4. Proud Conservative Cat-lick here. And yes, disillusioned as well.

    Vatican ’67 destroyed the modern American Catholic Church and yes we currently have a former bouncer Marxist in control.

    You also have to realize, many do not, is that many many priests are not your ‘father’s’ priest. Meaning, priests for the X past years have been young ‘recruits’ from South America and Africa even India where the countries they are coming from are Socialist/Dictatorships, so this politico ideology is already interwoven into the religious doctrine.

    Yeah can barely understand some of these guys at mass!

    Kinda a warped version of:

    “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

    For anyone interested in the level of corruption with Jorge over there in the Walled city of the Vatican, check out this site:

    (Oh, this guy covers the FILTH here in the US as well).


  5. Confiscate the Churches property to pay for all the welfare of the refugees.
    Then when that’s almost gone, take what’s left to pay for the deportations and victim compensation.
    The Catholic Church’s wealth is mostly ill gotten as it comes from corrupt charities and the tithes of illegal alien job and welfare thieves.

  6. The Catholic Church is full of SJW’s

    Too right. A lot of Jesuits publicly take pride in being leftists. That is most unfortunate.


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