Saturday 1st August 2015

Home » Frontpage » Currently Reading:

“So Sue Me”. . . Obama Is Not A Man For Church Bureaucrats Or Illegal Immigrants To Trust

July 26, 2014 Frontpage No Comments
obama

By DEXTER DUGGAN

PHOENIX — During His earthly mission, Jesus knew who His enemies were in the establishment but He still would have welcomed them into Heaven if they changed their ways. However, He didn’t pretend that the cloak of His love made their plotting and hypocrisy vanish.
He freely handed out strong insults to His enemies — dead men’s bones, a dirty fox. And Jesus didn’t say it’d be really good to get together with them on common ground to bankroll camel caravans for unauthorized immigrants to reach the oasis of their dreams.
He sought out sinners to convert, not the proud in their self-congratulation.
Flash forward to the 21st century. Some U.S. Catholic Church bureaucrats know Barack Obama is the avowed enemy of their Church, yet they snap to attention in an instant when Obama’s government asks them to give him a hand.
Obama was trying to crush the Catholic Church yesterday and will try to crush it tomorrow, but today he’s stuck in this border quicksand yet counts on Church leaders to throw him a rope.
He knows how to play the game with certain Catholics who think distorted left-wing “social justice” has overridden religious truth. Obama played the game long ago against the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Look around the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for hints at being helpful with Obama’s agenda and the current border tsunami. The “Migration and Refugee Services” logo, for instance, shows Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph journeying beneath the Christmas star.
However, grown-up Jesus the realist would no doubt ask why the picture doesn’t include the endless bundles of narcotics, hordes of gangsters and terrorists and high-powered cartel weaponry that poison any attempt at border friendship.
He’d ask why the truly unfortunate border-crossers trying to make a living don’t stand up to the rulers of their own lands — stand up with the same sort of massive numbers of Latinos flooding northward — and demand justice there. Running from these oligarchs lets immorality triumph both in their homelands and in the U.S.
The Savior also knows the Temple in Jerusalem had guards so that Baal worshipers wouldn’t push in through the enclosure and offer their unclean pagan sacrifices on the altar. Not everyone who demands admission deserves to receive it, including drug pushers hiding amid other people’s families. But some Church bureaucrats say enclosures are unwelcoming and gates must be kept wide open.
You’d think that the U.S. didn’t already offer generous legal immigration at all, and that the only way to get it is to shove past anyone else in line.
On July 10 writer Ryan Lovelace noted at National Review Online that Obama’s “Border Crisis Plan B” is to use the Catholic Church to help spread illegal immigrants around the nation.
Too many Church leaders are ready to help.
The next day, on July 11, The Los Angeles Times posted a story about newly arrived illegal immigrants in Texas being welcomed at a Catholic church, “clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with their intended destinations in the U.S.”
Writer Lovelace wondered, could this be the same religious body that Obama has declared unrelenting war on?
Yes, the same. The same religious body that Obama hopes to crush with newly minted, fraudulent Democratic votes, in any way he can manufacture them.
Lovelace quoted a spokesman for the San Bernardino, Calif., Catholic Diocese that protesters against massive illegal immigration “don’t see the immigrant in the same way we do, which is as a human being that’s created in God’s image with dignity, just like everyone else.”
However, Lovelace, noting that certain Church spokespersons seem to have their own limited view of who is an acceptable human being, quoted a USCCB official comparing middle-class foes of massive illegal immigration in Murrieta, Calif., to vicious Alabama segregationists of the past.
It didn’t help that official’s case that blacks themselves are speaking up now against Obama showering countless illegal aliens with unlimited tax funding.
And, given Obama’s radical, anti-morality agenda, one can’t expect Obama just to give lemonade and cookies to Latino teenagers who, if they’re not “sexually active” already, soon will encouraged to be — in violation of any traditional moral standard.

Pushing The Anti-Life Agenda

On July 18, LifeSiteNews.com reported, “Pro-life leaders are criticizing a $350 million grant program from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched last month that would in part provide ‘family planning services’ to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).”
The story went on to quote Stephen Phelan, director of Mission Communications for Human Life International:
“Are we really surprised to learn that in the midst of policy confusion and human suffering surrounding this immigration crisis, the one thing the Obama administration is absolutely clear about is pushing the abortion and contraception agenda on children? This cannot surprise us, but it should enrage us. We have never seen such an extreme pro-abortion administration in our country’s history.”
Do Church bureaucrats think it’s wrong to push Latino teens into sin? As Obama said, “So sue me.”
As for another aspect of education that alien minors will receive, the Arizona Daily Independent (ADI) reported on July 2 that the “Southwest Key” youth training program “provides a transformative education” that is “culturally relevant.”
“Employees are being hired by Southwest Key for the Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Program, with jobs available in [the Arizona cities of] Mesa, Glendale, Tucson, and Phoenix,” ADI reported.
“…At the current rate of intake, approximately 36,000 children will be processed through the [Nogales, Ariz.] Border Patrol Station. Of that, an unknown number of innocent children, who were sent here by parents hoping for a better life and the American Dream, will learn mostly of the great injustice fostered by our system, and be compelled to become agents of change,” ADI said.
A separate LifeSiteNews.com story on July 18 reminded readers that Obama pays close attention to what he’s told by his “science czar,” the pro-abortion radical John Holdren.
LifeSiteNews.com reported, “It’s not every day that a politician boasts that he receives his expert scientific advice from a population-control fanatic who has justified compulsory abortion for American women — but then, as he likes to remind us, Obama is not like other presidents.”
The story added, “‘Holdren has this president’s ear, perhaps more than any White House science adviser in recent memory,’ Henry Fountain of The New York Times reports, saying the alarmist plays a ‘pivotal role in the administration’.”
With every passing month, Obama has exposed himself as an increasingly malign individual — one who, however, many Catholic bureaucrats rush to aid in the “migration crisis” that Obama carefully concocted himself, both by ignoring years of warnings by others and also by doing everything he can to increase massive illegal entry in a way that Obama calculates will benefit himself.
Quite aside from his welcoming massive numbers of aliens that there’s no money to support, Obama’s behavior during notable tragedies has left people wondering about his judgment.
When a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down by a missile on July 17, killing nearly 300 people, Obama briefly acknowledged the slaughter before launching into jokes and attacks on Republicans, then going to two Democratic fund-raisers.
Last September, a gunman killed 12 people at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard, only minutes from the White House, before police killed him. The shooting briefly delayed a statement by Obama on the economy, but in no time at all, Obama began talking, ripping into and mocking Republicans.
Shortly before the 2012 presidential election, four Americans including Obama’s own ambassador to Libya were murdered by terrorists. Back in the U.S., Obama’s whereabouts couldn’t be discovered, but his administration lied about what happened in Benghazi. However, the president managed to dash off to Las Vegas for a Democratic fund-raiser.
It’s not only the Southwest U.S. border that’s crossed with impunity, but any and every border of reason, morality, and sanity by this radical Democrat government. Into whose hands so many Catholic bureaucrats trustingly place themselves.

Stretched To The Max

As the tsunami of new illegal aliens continued, the liberal bishop of the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino, Gerald Barnes, issued a statement saying that the “comprehensive immigration reform” favored by the U.S. bishops “would make this kind of displacement of human beings unnecessary.”
Barnes offered no factual support for this assertion. Nor did his statement acknowledge that the very expectation that illegal immigrants will be allowed to remain in the U.S., encouraged both by Obama and some of the bishops, is what has caused the flood.
Barnes did, however, write: “Please reach out to your elected representatives and remind them that it is within their power and is, indeed, their responsibility to fix this broken immigration system for the good of all God’s people.”
As for the responsibility of illegal immigrants, Barnes left that unsaid.
Former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin, however, wondered where the deeply indebted, recession-wracked U.S. is getting the money that it’s burning through to service the aliens.
Breitbart.com reported that Palin said: “The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt; many cities are on the verge of insolvency; our overrun health-care system, police forces, social services, schools, and our unsustainably generous welfare-state programs are stretched to the max. We average Americans know that.
“So why has this issue been allowed to be turned upside-down, with our ‘leader’ creating such unsafe conditions while at the same time obstructing any economic recovery by creating more dependents than he allows producers? His friendly wealthy bipartisan elite, who want cheap foreign labor and can afford for themselves the best ‘border security’ money can buy in their own exclusive communities, do not care that Obama tapped us out,” Palin said.
Many Americans, she said, “now feel like strangers in their own land. It’s the American worker who is forced to deal with Obama’s latest crisis with our hard-earned tax dollars while middle-class wages decrease, sustainable jobs get more scarce, and communities become unrecognizable and bankrupted due to Obama’s flood of illegal immigration.”
With that kind of realism, Palin won’t find many fans at the USCCB.

Share Button

Comment on this Article:

Untitled 3

Pope FrancisAn Open Letter To His Holiness Pope Francis      Given the controversy and confusion surrounding the 2014 Synod on the Family, the staff of The Wanderer and its supporters thought it appropriate to address Pope Francis with an open letter . . .

Promote the common good and give workers a raise, Catholic leaders tell Congress

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2015 / 05:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders are calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage, for the good of low-wage workers and their families. “An economy thrives only when it is centered on the…Continue Reading

Catholic Colleges Must Regain the Art of Temperate Drinking, Says Author

July 30, 2015, at 2:40 PM  |  By Justin Petrisek  | Catholic colleges need to be mindful of the moral and spiritual state of their students, said Dr. Michael Foley, associate professor of patristics at Baylor University, in an interview…Continue Reading

Last Catholic priest at US base in Antarctica leaves post

A Catholic priest who served at the U.S.-operated McMurdo Station in Antarctica was told he will have to leave his post due to declining attendance and budget cuts. Father Dan Doyle, who lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, would spend summers…Continue Reading

Jamestown Excavation Unearths Four Bodies and a Possible Catholic Reliquary

Could a mysterious box unearthed in historic Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America, point to a Catholic connection with the foundation of the United States of America? While Spanish and Portuguese exploration, settlement and conquest of…Continue Reading

Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks…Continue Reading

The Remnant REALLY? . . . Is This How We Support Fellow Catholics Battling A Cause We Should All Be Behind?

Planned Parenthood Hires PR Firm to Run Damage Control After It’s Exposed Selling Aborted Babies

The Planed Parenthood abortion business is so desperate to put out the public relations fires that have developed in the wake of it being caught numerous times selling the body parts of aborted babies that it has hired a top…Continue Reading

More than Half of Young Catholic Families Are Latino Despite Recent Decline

More than half of young Catholic families (53 percent) identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic compared with 32 percent of all Catholics, according to a recent survey. Could the presence of Hispanic families in the Catholic Church indicate Latino congregational…Continue Reading

New York Catholic churches closing after decades of service

Parishioners in New York are losing their churches as the Catholic Archdiocese carries out an aggressive consolidation plan. The cuts are driven by declining membership, fiscal insolvency of churches, and fewer priests, according to church officials. While there are 2.8…Continue Reading

Kenyan President to Obama: You Will not Impose The ‘Gay Rights’ Agenda In Kenya

We need to speak frankly about these things” says President Kenyatta in response to Obama’s statement that Kenya must share the same values as the United States on sodomite rights issues. Kenyatta, at the press conference this morning in Kenya,…Continue Reading

Nancy Pelosi: Ignore Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies, Investigate Pro-Lifers

nancyp

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has no interest in digging deeper into the revelations that the Planned Parenthood abortion business is selling the body part of aborted babies Instead, she wants the Obama administration to investigate the pro-life activists who…Continue Reading

Carly Fiorina to Planned Parenthood: You Deny Ultrasounds to Show Women Life Within Them, but Use Ultrasounds to Preserve Organs of Their Dead Babies

Newsmax

Untitled 5 Untitled 2

Attention Readers:

  Welcome to our new website. Readers who are familiar with The Wanderer know we have been providing Catholic news and orthodox commentary for over 145 years in our weekly print edition. Now we are introducing the online daily version of our print journal.


  Our daily version offers only some of what we publish weekly in print. To take advantage of everything The Wanderer publishes, we encourage you to su
bscribe to our flagship weekly print edition, which is mailed every Friday or, if you want to view it in its entirety online, you can subscribe to the E-edition, which is a replica of the print edition.
 
  Our daily edition includes: a selection of material from recent issues of our print edition, news stories updated daily from renowned news sources, access to archives from The Wanderer from the past 10 years, available at a minimum charge (this will be expanded as time goes on). Also: regularly updated features where we go back in time and highlight various columns and news items covered in The Wanderer over the past 145 years. And: a comments section in which your remarks are encouraged, both good and bad, including suggestions.
 
  We encourage you to become a daily visitor to our site. If you appreciate our site, tell your friends. As Catholics we must band together to rediscover our faith and share it with the world if we are to effectively counter a society whose moral culture seems to have no boundaries and a government whose rapidly extending reach threatens to extinguish the rights of people of faith to practice their religion (witness the HHS mandate). Now more than ever, vehicles like The Wanderer are needed for clarification and guidance on the issues of the day.

Catholic, conservative, orthodox, and loyal to the Magisterium have been this journal’s hallmarks for five generations. God willing, our message will continue well into this century and beyond.

Joseph Matt
President, The Wanderer Printing Co.

Untitled 1

A Powerful Weapon: 15 Quotes on the Holy Rosary

We live in evil times. I hardly need elaborate the multitude of crises that fill the globe. Sadly, many are being swept away by this flood of evil and are succumbing to an overwhelming anxiety and discouragement. But no matter how tempting it is, we must not shrink back. We must pray and fast with a living faith and a firm confidence—and there is no better way to…Continue Reading

12 Ways to Become a Committed Catholic Man

There is a Catholic “man-crisis.” Large numbers of men who were baptized Catholic have left the Church and the majority of those who remain are “Casual Catholic Men”, men who do not know the Catholic faith and don’t practice it. This large-scale failure of Catholic men to commit themselves to Jesus Christ and His Church has contributed to the accelerating…Continue Reading

Today . . .

Canada’s Bishops Urge Faithful to Respond to Government Consultation on Euthanasia

Canada, July 31, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter Canada’s bishops are calling on the faithful to respond to a government consultation on euthanasia. Earlier this month (July 17), the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, and Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced the establishment of an External Panel of experts who will consult with stakeholders and with all Canadians on options for dealing with the Supreme Court of Canada’s lifting of the prohibition…Continue Reading

US Bishops Respond to Planned Parenthood Videos

Washington, D.C., July 30, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Kathleen Naab The Center for Medical Progress released today its fourth video exposing Planned Parenthood’s use of fetal tissue, with the results of its investigation attracting growing national and international attention. On Wednesday, the chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities released a brief statement about the videos. Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, cited Pope Francis’ teaching on abortion and said that the heart of the…Continue Reading

BREAKING: Court blocks pro-life group from releasing some new fetal part footage

July 29, 15 (LifeSiteNews) – The California Superior Court has issued a narrow temporary restraining order preventing the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life group, from releasing further undercover video footage taken of three top-level staff of StemExpress. CMP is the organization behind the series of three videos released over the past three weeks exposing the alleged harvesting and sale of body parts from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood – body parts that are…Continue Reading

4th video shows Planned Parenthood director negotiating fetal body parts

July 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Workers in a lab are seen sorting through body parts on a dish: a heart, stomach, kidney, and legs. And then a medical assistant suddenly announces: “It’s another boy!” This is just a little of the macabre and heart-wrenching footage in the newest undercover video showing alleged harvesting and sale of body parts from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood, released Thursday morning. The newest video also shows a Planned Parenthood…Continue Reading

Hillary Lies Again

By ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO In a column I wrote in early July, based on research by my colleagues and my own analysis of government documents and eyewitness statements, I argued that in 2011 and 2012 then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waged a secret war on the governments of Libya and Syria, with the approval of…Continue Reading

A Book Review . . . An Excellent Guide To Answering Anti-Catholic Attacks

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY Five Anti-Catholic Myths: Slavery, Crusades, Inquisition, Galileo, Holocaust by Gerard M. Verschuuren (Angelico Press: 2015; 181 pages, $16.95 print edition). Available at http://angelicopress.com/. In this book the author sets out to investigate just how it has come about that anti-Catholic myths about particular topics have managed to become so deeply embedded…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101 . . . “Homosexuality And The Church Crisis”

By BRIAN CLOWES Part 2 (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995. For electronic copies of previous articles on homosexual “marriage,” the special rights agenda and the role of homosexuality in the Church crisis, e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org.) + + + “Facts are stubborn things,…Continue Reading

Defend The Little Sisters Of The Poor — And American Liberty

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate distributes his column. All rights reserved.) + + + No group in the United States today is making a stronger stand for liberty than the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns dedicated to running nursing…Continue Reading

Aggressive Obama, Passive National GOP . . . Is Third-Party Option Starting To Look Better?

By DEXTER DUGGAN House Speaker John Boehner said the recently released sting video of a national Planned Parenthood official at lunch, munching away and chatting about how to “crush” unborn babies to harvest their organs for money, was “disgusting.” Republican Boehner finally seemed to have found his voice in a Washington where he usually blends…Continue Reading

Advertisement

Our Catholic Faith (Section B of print edition)

The Four Marks Of The Church — Catholicity

By DON FIER Part 4 “The Church is catholic,” proclaims the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), firmly and without hesitation. “She proclaims the fullness of the faith. She bears in herself and administers the totality of the means of salvation. She is sent out to all peoples. She speaks to all men. She encompasses all times” (n. 868). Moreover,…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

Editor’s Note: In the wake of the latest Planned Parenthood scandal involving selling the body parts of aborted babies (see LifeNews.com to view the videos of interviews with Planned Parenthood officials), this is an opportune time to contact not only your legislators about ending taxpayer funding of this conglomerate that kills more than 330,000 babies a year, but also to…Continue Reading

Our Journey Through The Desert

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR B) Readings: 1 Kings 19:4-8 Eph. 4:30-5:2 John 6:41-51 In the second reading today St. Paul instructs us to do nothing that will grieve the Holy Spirit. In his brief list of offenses that would grieve the Holy Spirit, St. Paul includes bitterness, fury, anger, reviling, shouting, and all malice.…Continue Reading

Obergefell V. Hodges . . . “To Sin By Silence . . . Makes Cowards Of Men”

By FR. PETER MITCHELL (Editor’s Note: Fr. Peter Mitchell is the pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Greenville, Wis. He gave this homily on the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, June 28 — two days after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.) + + + “To sin by silence when they…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World . . . Like Love, Assent To Faith Is A Matter Of The Will

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK Reaction to my column last week titled “Where Is There Room to Disagree With Jesus? In Hell!” included the following note from a Facebook follower. Kim wrote, “Perhaps the question posed to you was not worded correctly. How about this onea. . . . Is there a line where Catholic teachings are not something Catholics…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… St. Martha

By CAROLE BRESLIN A popular pilgrimage among the Catholics of southern France takes visitors to the Grotte de la Sainte-Baume, located in the hills of Provence about 20 miles east of the port of Marseilles. To reach this holy site, the driver must cover miles of winding, ascending roads to the foot of the mountain. Then the pilgrim ascends a…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… St. Bridget

By CAROLE BRESLIN One of St. Teresa of Calcutta’s most quoted sayings would fit with this column’s saint, “God hasn’t called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.” What encouraging words for anyone seeking to do God’s will, knowing that the cross, the setbacks, and the obstacles are all part of working for the Kingdom of…Continue Reading