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Illegal Immigration and the Catholic
Addiction to the Democratic Party

American Thinker, by Robert Klein Engler

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Posted By:Judy W., 2/14/2014 6:56:00 AM

Many Catholics in Chicago are addicted to the Democratic Party the same way a Hollywood actor may be addicted to heroin. For some, this addiction is so strong that it may be said, to turn a phrase, that the Catholic Church in Chicago is the Democratic Party at prayer. Consider the recent statement by Chicago´s Francis Cardinal George. Ellyn Fortino reports in Illinois Progress that "Cardinal George, the archbishop of Chicago, joined Former House Speaker Hastert in support of a pathway to citizenship. He also called on the federal government to halt deportations. ´We should end deportations because they break

The Catholic organizations are addicted to government money. Their social service and refugee organizations get huge sums, and the more illegal immigrants and the more refugees, the more money they get. It is really immoral when they don´t look past the immediate idea of helping the poor and see how destructive their activities are in the long (and not so long) run.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C, 2/14/2014 7:01:40 AM     (No. 9731927)

The preaching of the Social Justice reather than equal justice through out the US Church.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/14/2014 7:15:36 AM     (No. 9731940)

One of two reasons why I don´t regularly attend Mass anymore, the other is the constant requests for more and more funds to add to the buildings, build a new one, etc.

Our current church is only 2 years old and any Mass you attend, the pews are half full, so the need for a new church isn´t too obvious!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 2/14/2014 7:35:04 AM     (No. 9731963)

My late Aunt and Uncle up in Maine were church going God fearing Catholics, and lifelong democrats who believed in Bill Clinton and defended him for years after he left office, and until they died. Fools.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OkieTom, 2/14/2014 7:36:09 AM     (No. 9731967)

I will never understand how any sincere Catholic anywhere, especially the clergy, can be associated with the abortion-loving, Christian-hating Democrat party. Absolutely boggles the mind.

I suppose, sadly, most are not Catholics at all...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/14/2014 7:39:11 AM     (No. 9731970)

Like most American institutions these days, the Catholic Church is feminized. It´s really that simple.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/14/2014 7:45:15 AM     (No. 9731983)

Cardinal Sean of Boston - same mindset as Cardinal George of Chicago and Cardinal Dolan of New York, and they are all from blue states.

And #2, ages ago, had a priest friend who told me, when questioning the faith, don´t go from the bottom up (broken vessels who make so many mistakes and are so very human), but think from top down - God made this world a pretty good place and He´s still moving the pieces around the chessboard - sometimes only way I survive.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/14/2014 7:51:57 AM     (No. 9731999)

No mystery - the Dems need votes, the Catholic Church needs posteriors in the pews.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 2/14/2014 7:57:40 AM     (No. 9732007)

I wonder if Cardinal Dolan and O´Malley even have their hearts in the right place for The Little Sisters of the Poor. If it weren´t for the forced coverage of contraception, every single one of America´s Catholic bishops would be in FULL support of liberty squashing Obamacare.

The bishops put social justice first, last and always. Social justice is just another name for communism. And they know it. They could care less about American teens who can´t find jobs at McDonalds because people here illegally have those jobs. The bishops don´t care about skyrocketing taxes we pay because illegal aliens skip out on hospital bills.

#2, I understand your frustration. But have you tried going to Daily Mass? The priests usually keep the homily short, and always about the gospel reading. At Daily Mass, you won´t have to sing the awful social justice gender neutral song stylings written by hippie libs in the 70´s. Please come back!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Architect, 2/14/2014 8:09:46 AM     (No. 9732015)

Second only to Jesus Christ, the greatest force for good in the history of the world is the United States of America. My fellow Catholics would be wise to remember that. We can only do good because we have the financial capability to do it. American Capitalism funds the vast majority of charities today. And the majority of those resources come from Conservative Capitalists. The Democrats talk the talk but don´t walk the walk. They are only in favor of using your money and not their own. Sadly, the Catholic Church is listening to and buying into the Democrat hype instead of looking at the actual facts. In a 2006 blind study, Republicans gave 3.4% of their income to charity and Democrats only gave 1.9%

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mathman, 2/14/2014 8:24:48 AM     (No. 9732040)

Many of the posters are missing the point.
The Catholic Bishops received their training two generations ago. Their view of immigrants was set at that time. They live and function in the past. This is an affliction which troubles many. In Education the leaders all try to implement the methods used two generations ago. Gilbert and Sullivan nailed it when they had their Major General sing: "My military knowledge...has only been brought down to the beginning of the century."
That´s what happened in Vietnam. The Generals fought World War II.
It should be noted that the Republican "leadership" in Congress suffers from the same affliction, living in the past.
How to solve this problem eludes me, I regret to say.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chatham, 2/14/2014 8:26:24 AM     (No. 9732044)

Tell Chicago´s Francis Cardinal George to pay attention to the souls in the catholic Church being lost to Homosexuality.
When they get the church straightened out then advise the Faithful on His Politics.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/14/2014 8:35:51 AM     (No. 9732064)

#4, I used to think that. However, this would mean too many Bishops, Archbishops and priests are then not really Catholic ? I have come to the conclusion that since very few of them stand up and criticize the Democrat party, most likely they too vote Democrat. OP is right too.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/14/2014 8:39:56 AM     (No. 9732070)

Back in the 1950s, the Good Sisters of the Dominican Order never missed a chance to teach American History, and always hammered home how fortunate we were to be so FREE.
How the people who fought for our freedom sacrificed greatly, and how it was going to be our obligation to preserve and protect that freedom when we were adults.
I do not feel free any longer, I have tried to preserve what our Framers wanted for America, but I and millions like me have failed. The communism that terrified the Sisters is too strong. They taught that it would rise again, and must be defeated.
The nuns were correct. The Catholic Church has failed America.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/14/2014 8:47:36 AM     (No. 9732082)

A few years ago I had to interview some Cuban detainees at a detention center in South Texas found out the Catholic Church runs a sorta underground railroad for Central American Migrants through Mexico. Guess it´s their version of serration of Church and State.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 2/14/2014 8:51:30 AM     (No. 9732093)

In NYC most $ goes to migrant outreach ! Meaning illegals and it holds Spanish , Portuguese, Phillipino , Italian , English masses.. No more melting pot here . This zeal to divide and categorize is sooo democrat party . I do believe when the mass was Latin it was another thing altogether . Before kumbaya and bad music cheapened the miraculous.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 2/14/2014 8:54:17 AM     (No. 9732096)

#15, if there´s ANY sort of help to Italians I´d be shocked. There is nothing. Don´t lump them in with third world freeloaders.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hard Nard, 2/14/2014 8:55:30 AM     (No. 9732099)

I am a Catholic and have not practiced for years due to the double standard they have shown over the years. Whether its their support of democrats (purposely lower case) or the hiding of pedophile priests I can´t support a church that supports anti-Christian beliefs.

I am conflicted now as I have been non-practicing for years but have been asked to by my nephew to be his Confirmation sponsor (I´m also his Godfather). To do so means returning to church and confession as to why I´ve neglected my church. I´m not sure the priest will like what I have to truthfully tell him.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/14/2014 8:55:50 AM     (No. 9732101)

If the USA were to stop all deportations now, why not on into the future?

Once the fact that the USA were no longer deporting illegal aliens, with illegal aliens then being treated the same as US citizens for social welfare benefits as the liberals want became known throughout the world, it would not be long before there were over a billion people here from all over the world with lawyers and social activists demanding all sorts of government provided benefits and services for them.

The politics of the country would then be changed to that of a one party socialist utopia with no possibility of ever coming back.

Clearly the answer to that is for the country to use common sense and effectively enforce the immigration laws.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 2/14/2014 9:19:21 AM     (No. 9732138)

The Catholic church has been misleading people for over 2,000 years with their Paganism rituals and doctrines of man instead of the doctrine of God.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 2/14/2014 9:27:45 AM     (No. 9732161)

Well I was wondering how long it would take for the Catholic bashing to really commence. I´m fortunate to live in a diocese where politics seems to be kept separate from the Church. Our Sunday homilies aren´t filled with political rhetoric and instead are based on Gospel and readings. Personally, I believe if a Catholic, or indeed any Christian, votes his faith, he can´t vote for the Democrat.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/14/2014 9:49:27 AM     (No. 9732182)

Amen, #20. I think it depends on where you live and how dominant secularism and leftism are your area. I live in a conservative rural area and our 6 weekend masses are all SRO. The only thing I´ve heard lately from the pulpit that was remotely political was the annual announcement about our buses going to the March for Life.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: absalom, 2/14/2014 2:56:10 PM     (No. 9732728)

#9. A strong demurral. While the Church of Rome works in this material world; its goal is saving souls, a spiritual mission not of this world. However worthy giving money to charity may be, it is a material activity. As for any force for good, however defined, one measure is the lasting achievements of a culture and society. By that measure, Ancient Greece and Rome far surpass the rest of the world, including the USA.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/14/2014 11:22:50 PM     (No. 9733166)

Obviously the Catholic Church considers itself to be the universal church and as such has little use for national borders believing that there should be "free" migration of "oppressed" population groups throughout the world who claim to be seeking "a better life".

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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

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