December 21, 2013

What’s scary is that my opinion on the undocumented immigrants in our country changed most when I began to focus on the fact that I was dealing with human beings.

Human beings.

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September 29, 2013
What I Saw in Roma, Texas

“But that’s illegal!”

Yeah.  Don’t care.  All “illegal” means here is that some paperwork for Caesar’s bean counters hasn’t been filled out.  The higher law is that innocents not be killed.  “Inasmuch as you did it to the least  of these, you did it to me.”

Aside from Fr. Erving’s letter about the escape of the Honduran women to safety, I also got a letter from the Heritage Foundation when I got back.  Printed on the front was the question “Should we deny citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants born on our soil?”  Just to instruct me on the Correct Conservative Position on this, the Heritage Foundation helpfully printed a big arrow pointing to the word “YES”.

I threw it into the garbage after tearing it in half.  Screw you, Heritage Foundation.  Welcome to America, ladies.  May you and your children find safe harbor here in the bosom of Our Lady of Refuge.

August 27, 2011
"This new Alabama law makes it illegal for a Catholic priest to baptize, hear the confession of, celebrate the anointing of the sick with, or preach the word of God to, an undocumented immigrant. Nor can we encourage them to attend Mass or give them a ride to Mass. It is illegal to allow them to attend adult scripture study groups, or attend CCD or Sunday school classes. It is illegal for the clergy to counsel them in times of difficulty or in preparation for marriage. It is illegal for them to come to Alcoholic Anonymous meetings or other recovery groups at our churches. The law prohibits almost every activity of our St. Vincent de Paul chapters or Catholic Social Services. If it involves an undocumented immigrant, it is illegal to give the disabled person a ride to the doctor; give food or clothing or financial assistance in an emergency; allow them to shop at our thrift stores or to learn English; it is illegal to counsel a mother who has a problem pregnancy, or to help her with baby food or diapers, thus making it far more likely that she will choose abortion. This law attacks our very understanding of what it means to be a Christian."

— Archbishop Thomas Rodi (Mobile)

(Source:, via bishopfeed)

December 7, 2010
"Nuestro destino es el cielo, y no necesita papeles para vivir en el reino de Dios ni para entrar el el cielo"

Bishop Steinbock, rest in peace.  The quote is an excerpt from last years Homily he gave on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  See the link

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