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Texas bishop issues pastoral letter on migration

July 21, 2017

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso has issued a pastoral letter on migration.

“Building walls, deploying a mass deportation force and militarizing our border are not long-term solutions to the challenges of migration,” he said, as he decried “indefensible, hateful words towards our neighbors in Mexico, the demonization of migrants, and destructive language about our border.”

 
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  • Posted by: Elan - Jul. 22, 2017 2:16 AM ET USA

    That's nothing compared to the spiritual harm they face if they make it into your diocese. They will be easily picked off by the latest protestant mega - church while the political messages from the diocese continue to be paraded as pastoral letters. Maybe the mayor of El Paso or the governor of Texas could write a letter on wickedness of sexually active Catholic priests and leadership that ignores it. Just saying!

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Jul. 21, 2017 10:48 PM ET USA

    Charles Krauthamer, in his recent book "Things that Matter", points out that the solution is: 1. control the borders; 2. provide a path to citizenship for those here; 3. remove the criminals. That is a policy the President and Congress can and should support. Bishop Seitz needs to understand the issue and get on board--not pontificate from a position of bias or ignorance, thus becoming part of the problem, not any part of the solution.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jul. 21, 2017 10:25 PM ET USA

    Facts are facts. If you cross a nation's boarders illegally you are a criminal. It is even worse if you are already a criminal in your own country. Don't blame the cops; blame the criminals.