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Cardinal DiNardo Condemns President Trump

Cardinal DiNardo, president of the US bishops' conference, published on July 16 the following statement condemning the recent immigration enforcement actions of President Trump. DiNardo also calls the administration's changing of asylum rules "unacceptable", need to be reconsidered.

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“Enforcement actions like those anticipated this week by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency separate families, cause the unacceptable suffering of thousands of children and their parents, and create widespread panic in our communities. I condemn such an approach, which has created a climate of fear in our parishes and communities across the country. I recently wrote the President asking him to reconsider this action.
A stated intent of these actions is to deter Central Americans fleeing for their lives from seeking refuge in the United States. This is both misguided and untenable. It is contrary to American and Christian values to attempt to prevent people from migrating here when they are fleeing to save their lives and to find safety for their families.
And, in addition to this climate of fear, we have seen the Administration today take further unacceptable action to undermine the ability of individuals and families to seek protection in the United States. The Administration’s new rule on asylum eligibility presents a similar enforcement-only immigration approach. The rule adds further barriers to asylum-seekers’ ability to access life-saving protection, shirks our moral duty, and will prevent the United States from taking its usual leading role in the international community as a provider of asylum protection. Further, while still reviewing the rule, initial analysis raises serious questions about its legality.
I urge the President to reconsider these actions, the new rule, and its enforcement-only approach. I ask that persons fleeing for their lives be permitted to seek refuge in the U.S. and all those facing removal proceedings be afforded due process. All who are at or within our borders should be treated with compassion and dignity. Beyond that, a just solution to this humanitarian crisis should focus on addressing the root causes that compel families to flee and enacting a humane reform of our immigration system.
Pope Francis, in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019, reminds us that ‘the presence of migrants and refugees – and of vulnerable people in general – is an invitation to recover some of those essential dimensions of our Christian existence and our humanity that risk being overlooked in a prosperous society.’”
Dr Bobus
Is he saying that all those rushing to enter the US from the South have had their lives threatened?
foward
So, DiNardo goes with the world
"Fleeing for their lives." Economic Migrants aren't refugees. They are coming for all the handouts that U.S. citizens have to pay for. This is THEFT!
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God bless Trump, more Catholic than the Vatican
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JTLiuzza
The usual way one goes about owning something is to buy it. And that is extremely easy when you can print money. If the government wants to heel a certain organization in order that they toe a certain line, step 1 is to simply start giving them money. Doesn't take long for them to get hooked on the revenue stream. Then they'll be as compliant as you want them to be.

This is how the US governmen…More
The usual way one goes about owning something is to buy it. And that is extremely easy when you can print money. If the government wants to heel a certain organization in order that they toe a certain line, step 1 is to simply start giving them money. Doesn't take long for them to get hooked on the revenue stream. Then they'll be as compliant as you want them to be.

This is how the US government owns the USCCB. Bought and paid for. Reports I've seen is that the USCCB receives around 40% of it's budget from contracts for social services from the Federal government. Much of which is to fund dealing with "migrants."

The Church in Germany is another prime example. Fat with money from the Church tax. If you say things the people don't like, like the truth, they may not choose to send the tax to your Church anymore. So tell them what they want to hear and the money will keep flowing. Disgraceful.

Is anybody actually taking Dinardo and the USCCB seriously? Nobody who's actually paying attention, for sure.

We often see pleas here and there to stop putting money in the collection basket thereby strangling this ecclesial nightmare of funding. That's a good start. But what is never addressed is the much needed effort to contact your representation in the House, who controls the purse strings, and implore them to discontinue contracting with the USCCB and it's affiliates.
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Being catholic means also to be fair. It is not fair to separate families, to send back the dad´s to the origin country, the wifes are "allowed" to stay with their chidren, because born in the USA they are american citizens and specially, most important, when the dad´s are no criminals who worked and cared for their families in a loving and catholic way. Everyone who now claims I am a progress…More
Being catholic means also to be fair. It is not fair to separate families, to send back the dad´s to the origin country, the wifes are "allowed" to stay with their chidren, because born in the USA they are american citizens and specially, most important, when the dad´s are no criminals who worked and cared for their families in a loving and catholic way. Everyone who now claims I am a progressist ist totally wrong, you can just accuse me for not being an American, because I am a German who stayed for a while in the USA, but I am very sure there are american priests too who share my opinion, ask the traditional roman-catholic pastor of St. Joseph´s Catholic Church, Rev. Father Courtney Edward Krier in Las Vegas for his opinion. Some conservative people just act as a hardliner, but not fair and specially not catholic. Reverend Father Nicholas V. Hess, Frankfurt, Germany
JTLiuzza
You're putting the onus on the wrong parties. What the US government is doing wrong is dangling a carrot in front of these people with idiotic "asylum" laws and free stuff. The democrats want the votes and the republicans want to appease their donor base with cheap labor. The American worker, particularly those on the low end of the income spectrum, and American sovereignty be damned. And the US …More
You're putting the onus on the wrong parties. What the US government is doing wrong is dangling a carrot in front of these people with idiotic "asylum" laws and free stuff. The democrats want the votes and the republicans want to appease their donor base with cheap labor. The American worker, particularly those on the low end of the income spectrum, and American sovereignty be damned. And the US bishops are on board with the whole program (they get a nice fat check out of the deal to boot). That is what's "not Catholic."

And you're breaking my heart with the "separating families" propaganda. Coming from Germany you ought to know better than anybody what a fat, corrupt episcopacy hooked on government money looks like.