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Friday, April 14, 2006

San Antonio Archbishop wants YOU to break the law!

From the San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio Archbishop José Gomez says he'll adhere to his faith and break the law if a congressional proposal criminalizing humanitarian assistance to undocumented immigrants prevails, though he'd consult with fellow Texas bishops before asking subordinates to follow his lead.

Gomez, who long has cast immigration as a moral issue, joined the current debate first in a carefully worded editorial commentary in the San Antonio Express-News last week and then in a speech during Monday's immigration rally at Milam Park, where he said the church "cannot endorse a law that makes criminals of an estimated 11 to 12 million people," referring to undocumented immigrants.

The archbishop, himself an immigrant from Monterrey, Mexico, told the Express-News Tuesday that "if they push us to that point, we'll have to choose (between faith and the law). It's a non-negotiable principle of our faith that we must welcome the immigrant and practice charity."


Bull. Jesus taught us to love our neighbor and help those less fortunate. He didn't teach us to willfully break the law. What Gomez asks San Antonio Catholics to do is become accomplices to the crime of illegal immigration. The only way to not be an accomplice, it seems is to not support the Archdiocese through the collection plate on Sunday. I cannot, in good conscience, break the law or become an accomplice to such crime.

2 Comments:

Blogger Falconbob said...

If loving your neighbor is breaking the law, I can't see how the laws of man can be held above the laws of God. Love thy neighbor under all circumstances.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Passionate Conservative said...

I see your point. I also don't agree with it. I won't support the breaking of the law in this nation. Don't like it? Tough.

2:48 PM  

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