The Vatican is wasting no time cashing in on the election of the
pope's man, Barack Obama, as president of the United States ("The
Coming (Phoney) War between Barack and Benedict"
"immigrants" Cardinal Mahony is talking about in the article
below are illegal immigrants, as the context of his remarks clearly
shows. We can rest assured, the pope, through his surrogates in this
nation, will be taking full advantage of the Obama presidency in order
to do everything possible to destroy America's security, sovereignty,
and economy. In fact, the popes have always hated, feared, and have
been determined to Romanize, Protestant America. You won't hear that
crucial truth on mainstream Christian radio, but it is true. The
Roman Catholic bishops of this country have long been not only
supporting but also brazenly assisting in the illegal alien invasion
of our nation from Mexico because the vast majority of those illegals
are Roman Catholic. By the way, I can confidently guarantee that there
will be a good number of priests and a few bishops at the rally for
illegal immigration (aka "immigration reform") in
Washington, D.C. next week. Further, based on past events, I am
also very comfortable in stating that local Roman Catholic churches
will be used as staging areas for the marchers. Those American
evangelicals who hold the pope and his clergy to be friends of
America, let alone friends of the Lord Jesus Christ, are either
dangerously ignorant or willfully deluded.
Pastor Ralph Ovadal
Catholic Cardinal Urges Obama to Bring Illegal
Immigrants 'Out of the Shadows'
Monday, January 12, 2009
By Matt Hadro
(CNSNews.com) - Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony, the archbishop
of Los Angeles, urged President-elect Barack Obama last week to expend
some of his "tremendous political capital" by moving quickly
to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
While criticizing worksite immigration raids and the construction of
what he called a "wall" at the U.S.-Mexico border, Cardinal
Mahony declared that illegal immigrants "must be brought out of
the shadows so that they can fully contribute to our nation's future
economic and social well-being."
Mahony spoke Thursday on a conference call for reporters sponsored by
the National Immigration Forum. The call also featured National
Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia.
"The year 2009 will obviously be a very pivotal year for our
nation as we attempt to tackle so many important issues from the
economy to peace in the Middle East," said Cardinal Mahony.
"But one issue of grave moral importance which our country can no
longer avoid or postpone is that of immigration reform.
"Our current immigration policies, including things such as
intermittent worksite raids, local law enforcement involvement, a wall
along our southern border, among other enforcement actions, have led
to a separation of immigrant families, an increase in fear and
mistrust of law enforcement in immigrant communities and discord and
violence along our southern border," he said.
The cardinal stressed that he would like to see an immigration bill
passed this year.
"To continue to delay action will increase tension in states and
localities, further alienate immigrant communities, and tacitly affirm
the acceptance of a hidden and permanent underclass in our
society," said Cardinal Mahony. "So I call upon the new
administration and new Congress to take up and enact comprehensive
immigration reform, legislation during the 111th Congress, and during
the year 2009. Immigrants must be brought out of the shadows so
that they can fully contribute to our nation's future economic and
The Cardinal expressed his view that the immigration reform of 1986
that granted amnesty to most of the illegal immigrants then present in
the United States was not comprehensive enough.
"We learned in 1986 of the downside of trying to do something
piecemeal," said the Cardinal. "If you recall, the
Immigration Reform and Control Act, or IRCA, which was passed in 1986,
put its major emphasis on the amnesty portion, and the Congress said,
'We'll get to the other pieces later.'
"Many of us objected at the time, because they never did get to
the other pieces," he said. "So, by going about this
piecemeal, we run the risk of people saying, 'Oh well, we got this
part of it done, let's just move on to other problems.' To be
effective, all of the pieces have to be linked and in harmony with
each other. I know all the speakers on this program today are
for a comprehensive package that fixes all the broken parts."
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), represented on the conference
call by its President Janet Murguia, is a longtime champion of
comprehensive immigration reform that amnesties illegal aliens and
puts them on a path to U.S. citizenship. NCLR's position is stated on
"NCLR supports comprehensive immigration reform that includes the
following principles: 1) a path to citizenship for the current
undocumented population; 2) the creation of new legal channels for
future immigrant workers; 3) a reduction of family immigration
backlogs; and 4) the protection of civil rights and civil
liberties," says the NCLR website. "By legalizing immigrants
who live, work, and contribute to life in the U.S., the U.S. could
deal fairly with hardworking people who have responded to an economic
reality ignored by the law. At the same time, the U.S. can become more
secure by enforcing the new law and by allowing undocumented
immigrants to come out of the shadows and participate fully in their
Cardinal Mahony indicated he is hoping President-elect Obama will show
leadership on the issue and use the great degree of political leverage
he is likely to have over the new Congress to quickly enact a
comprehensive immigration reform package.
"He has tremendous political capital, in the new Congress as well
as with the voters across the country, so this is the most opportune
time," said the Cardinal. "And those folks with crazy ideas
and negative ideas, I think will fade into the West."
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