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Florida bishop leads thousands in march for immigration reform

October 25, 2013

Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg recently led a prayer vigil and march for immigration reform in Tampa.

A local television station, Bay Area News 9, reported that thousands took part.

“It has always been interesting that I get the greatest pushback when I speak out for immigration generosity and against the death penalty,” Bishop Lynch wrote on his blog. “The common complaint is, ‘Bishop, stick to the Gospel and leave politics alone!’ But then, many of these same people and same voices articulate their complaint with me that I do not become more actively involved in the politics of the abortion issue. Go figure. I haven’t been able to.”

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  • Posted by: john1948 - Oct. 27, 2013 11:11 PM ET USA

    And when was the last time Bishop Lynch lead a march on a Planned Parenthood abortuary?

  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Oct. 26, 2013 7:29 PM ET USA

    Maybe it's because, although we owe justice to and are called to assist all people, opinions on the best way to handle the problem of illegal immigration in general and the problem the US faces in particular, are open to debate and open to prudential judgement, while the evil of abortion is an objective evil, about which there really can be no debate. Opinions on ILLEGAL immigration can differ and still stay within Catholic teachings; opinions on abortion cannot!

  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Oct. 25, 2013 10:40 PM ET USA

    And where was he while Terri Schiavo was being starved to death? “The common complaint is, ‘Bishop, stick to the Gospel and leave politics alone!’ But then, many of these same people and same voices articulate their complaint with me that I do not become more actively involved in the politics of the abortion issue. Go figure. I haven’t been able to.” So why doesn't he get involved in abortion or euthanasia? He has no one to blame but himself for the criticism.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Oct. 25, 2013 8:15 PM ET USA

    Hooray for his march. Wonder if he would set up a march for all the unemployed American workers. This is more nonsense with the Church dancing with the devil.