August 21, 2015

Pope wants to enter America across the Mexican border

Maybe I should not have quit.
According to RollCall:
Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall.

“He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will have any doubt on where the church stands on immigration after the pope visits the United States.”

Pope Francis has been vocal about the treatment of immigrants since he became the head of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013. Last year, he called the surge of Central American children crossing the border into the United States a “humanitarian emergency.” In a June encyclical letter on climate change, Francis noted the “tragic rise” of immigrants fleeing poverty.
Is the Pope socialist? I believe so. Regardless, this is all a humanist agenda masquerading as Catholic doctrine. Environmentalism, immigration. Is this really what the Pope needs to focus on when Christians are being persecuted around the world? And why the publicity stunt?

As an aside - It's ironic that certain Democrats feel it's important for Catholics to heed their Pope when it comes to immigration, but it's a totally different story when it comes to abortion.
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