Switching gears from the Romans to President Trump who has been knocking things out of the park.
The phony indignation is quite a show, isn't it. And they seem positively clueless that the endless blithering that everything we think and say is 'racist' was what led to Trump's election. Every time they pull a stunt, they dig themselves deeper into their rabbit hole.
Countless times during this pontificate, I've felt President Trump has been more helpful for the salvation of my family than Pope Francis. At times, I'd go so far as to say some of the crack pipes the Holy Father has been passing out have felt like spiritual sabotage.
This thoughtful article on immigration made the political chicanery of bishops and the Holy See stand out like a sore thumb.
I especially love these quotes from St. John Paul II:
It is important to remember the principle that immigrants must always be treated with the respect due to the dignity of every human person. In the matter of controlling the influx of immigrants, the consideration which should rightly be given to the common good should not ignore this principle. The challenge is to combine the welcome due to every human being, especially when in need, with a reckoning of what is necessary for both the local inhabitants and the new arrivals to live a dignified and peaceful life...
public authorities have the responsibility of controlling waves of migration with a view to the requirements of the common good. The acceptance of immigrants must always respect the norms of law and must therefore be combined, when necessary, with a firm suppression of abuses.
The bishops know you can't give what you don't have: I couldn't count the times Cardinal O'Malley has withdrawn benefits, services to hurting, sick and dying priests. (Information HERE and HERE)In fact, they stiffed the priest pension fund 74 million dollars.
They also screwed diocesan employees out of the pensions they earned (Information HERE and HERE).
The emperors have no clothes.
President Trump, in addressing his DACA rescission, aptly stated that “[w]e must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling, and forgotten Americans.”
Richard's article brilliantly pulls together quotes from St. John Paul II that put the bishops to shame.
Some of the statements made by bishops when President Trump first announced his DACA decision minimized the severe Constitutional defect of the Obama executive order on the basis that the lives of real persons are adversely impacted in contravention of the principle of respect for the dignity and integrity of persons. So it was argued that it was not right to eliminate DACA without another remedy having already been put in its place. However, the constitutional concern is no mere legal nicety. In Centesimus Annus, St. John Paul II rightly recognized the danger of despotism, which can be properly addressed by the separation of governmental powers. He instructed that, in order to protect the freedom of all, “it is preferable that each power be balanced by other powers and by other spheres of responsibility which keep it within proper bounds. This is the principle of the “rule of law,” in which the law is sovereign, and not the arbitrary will of individuals.”
Strange times we are living in when the President of the US is more spiritually on target with Church teaching than Roman Catholic hierarchs.