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.”
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.