Friday, September 08, 2017

Catholic Bishops Beclown Themselves Further

Sure enough, after Steve Bannon emitted a despicable slur to the effect that the Catholic Bishops only want immigration to fill the pews and coffers of the Church, the Bishops responded.

And looked even dumber.

"It is preposterous to claim that justice for immigrants isn't central to Catholic teaching," USCCB spokesman James Rogers said in a statement made available to the Washington Examiner....

So is justice for we who already are US citizens NOT "central to Catholic teaching," Mr. Rogers?  Or is "justice" a one-sided affair to the Bishops?  Oh, and Mr. Rogers, is "justice" served when the fraud-rate in DACA is north of 40%?  Hmmmmm???? 

Oh, but it gets worse!

"It comes directly from Jesus Himself in Matthew 25, 'For I was hungry and you gave me food … a stranger and you welcomed me.' Immigrants and refugees are precisely the strangers we must welcome...."

Of course, the above passage has nothing to do with immigration laws (justice) and everything to do with  the virtue of charity.  The USCC's spox doesn't appear to know the difference.

So how can the Bishops presume to instruct Bannon in Catholicism?  Beats me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So is justice for we who already are US citizens NOT "central to Catholic teaching?

Seems to me Steve Bannon is right when its all about $ to the Bishops.

The Bishops have conveniently forgotten what one of the Church fathers wrote.

St. John Chrysostom on Redistribution of Wealth.

.......Should we look to kings and princes to put right the inequalities between rich and poor? Should we require soldiers to come and seize the rich person’s gold and distribute it among his destitute neighbors? Should we beg the emperor to impose a tax on the rich so great that it reduces them to the level of the poor and then to share the proceeds of that tax among everyone? Equality imposed by force would achieve nothing, and do much harm. Those who combined both cruel hearts and sharp minds would soon find ways of making themselves rich again. Worse still, the rich whose gold was taken away would feel bitter and resentful; while the poor who received the gold form the hands of soldiers would feel no gratitude, because no generosity would have prompted the gift. Far from bringing moral benefit to society, it would actually do moral harm. Material justice cannot be accomplished by compulsion, a change of heart will not follow. The only way to achieve true justice is to change people’s hearts first – and then they will joyfully share their wealth.........