Catholic Elites Spend Millions to Sell Illegal Alien Amnesty
The Catholic church has upped its bankroll to wreck American law and sovereignty. It has added $800,000 to its previous amnesty spending of $3 million, since opening the borders to millions more Hispanic Catholics is highly desirable for the bishops.
Not that it’s new for Vaticrats to work to subvert a nation that has been very generous to them. The Catholic hierarchy believe their organization supersedes mere laws and nation-states, particularly when the church sees a way to fill its empty pews. Immigration-fueled demographic change has supplied the Catholic church with more credulous worshipers, helpful to replace the many Americans who have left the church out of disgust with its pervert priest problem. (Around 10 percent of Americans are former Catholics, according to Pew research.)
Keep in mind that anti-sovereignty extremism is largely an ideology of Catholic elites. Most parishioners want law and borders, as shown by a 2009 Zogby poll in which 64 percent of congregants preferred enforcement to amnesty.
In a 2005 article titled Church organizing anti-Minuteman campaign, (Brownsville Herald, Sept 3), priest Michael Seifert stated, “Any family in economic need has a right to immigrate, that’s our posture.” In Catholic teaching, such Marxist views are called Liberation Theology, which sounds so much nicer than “redistribution.”
More recently, media favorite Cardinal Timothy Dolan declared that support for immigration enforcement was “not American.” He has also characterized Arizona border defenders as mean-spirited nativists and worse.
Anti-sovereignty Catholics shouldn’t complain so much about Americans, since they get billions of taxpayer dollars, supposedly for Catholic Charities to perform refugee resettlement and “immigrant” services. The chart below comes from the 2010 edition of Catholic Charities at a Glance. FYI, 62% (the Government Revenue) of the total = $2,895,092,130.
That much taxpayer funding puts Catholic Charities into the category of a government agency, smaller than TSA ($8 billion) but bigger than the Small Business Administration ($949 million). Remember that the next time the cassocks complain about being required to pay for employees’ birth control, since they apparently accept no obligation in return for taking Uncle Sam’s ginormous paycheck.
U.S. Catholic bishops deepen investment in immigration reform, Washington Post, March 5, 2013
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday added to the nearly $3 million the church has invested in the past year on immigration reform efforts, saying they sense a political opening on a topic that’s long been a concern for a strongly immigrant faith.
The organization of U.S. Catholic bishops said it would make $800,000 in grants available for projects aimed at mobilizing regular Catholics to push for the bishops’ immigration platform That includes family reunification, a path to citizenship and addressing the root causes of immigration, among other things.
The bishops’ anti-poverty program in the past year has invested more than $3.5 million in grass-roots immigration reform.
For a decade, the bishops have had a clear policy on immigration, called “Strangers No Longer.” In addition to being part of general church teaching, support for newcomers matches the demographics of a U.S. church built by immigrants. Even today, half of Americans born abroad are Catholic.
While church policy has been clear, the bishops have not spoken about immigration in recent years as much as they have addressed other priorities, particularly opposition to same-sex marriage and a White House mandate that employers provide access to contraception.
A recent Pew poll showed just 32 percent of churchgoing Catholics had heard about immigration issues at church. Among Catholics overall, just 7 percent said religion was the main force in shaping their immigration views.
Some advocates said the bishops might be stepping up their investment because they see a political opening.
“There’s a real opportunity now to get it done,” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, director of immigration for the National Council of La Raza.
“It just shows they understand how challenging it can be,” said Kevin Appleby, director of the bishops’ Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs, “and without the full commitment of the church it might not happen.”