January 13, 2010

THE REAL POINT...:

The Catholic Case for Immigration Reform (Lisa Fabrizio, 1.13.10, American Spectator)

Those who are Catholics should remember the Lord's command to St. Peter to feed his sheep and tend his lambs. Do you really think the race or nationality of the sheep matters to the Church? If you do, then you'd better do some research into the millions of poor and sick around the world who are tended by her. Indeed, go to the Mother House of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and you will everywhere see the words, "As you did it to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me."

Is the Church's record in worldly affairs perfect? Hardly. Throughout her history, many representatives of the Church have erred gravely; a common saying purports that the road to Hell is paved with bishops' skulls. And although the Church's main concern is for the immigrants that are already here, they agree that it's a good idea to tighten laws that will prevent further illegal immigration and protect our sovereignty.

Yet it's also true that too many people merely look at this question in terms of legality and ignore the dictates of Christianity as it pertains to heavenly affairs. They cite our Savior's injunction to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. Yet many Christians agree that if a law or practice is immoral -- such as forcing doctors to perform abortions -- they will defy that law. But when it comes to immigration, this moral imperative doesn't seem to apply.


...is that Christianity can not be reconciled with nativism, which is why the overwhelming majority of Americans support amnesty..

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 13, 2010 7:30 AM
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