The dictionary defines “hypocrisy” as “a situation in which someone pretends to believe something . . . that is the opposite of what they do”.
On April 27, 2019, we are told that Pope Francis donated half a million dollars from the Peter’s Pence fund, the source of which are donations by lay Catholics, to assist migrant invaders determined to enter the United States but find themselves “stranded” in Mexico because “the US border remains closed to them.”
Although the Vatican itself is protected by 40 ft. tall walls, Pope Francis tells the U.S. we must take in “migrants”. He even went so far as to say the wellbeing of migrants and refugees supercedes a country’s national security.
Anna Giaritelli reports for the Washington Examiner that yesterday, April 30, 2019, during a House subcommittee hearing, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La) deftly exposed the Pope’s and the Catholic Church’s hypocrisy on unbridled immigration and border wall.
Higgins is a ranking member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
Rep. Higgins asked Bishop Mark Seitz, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops representative for the Catholic Diocese in El Paso, Texas, about the Roman Catholic Church’s wall around its Vatican headquarters in light of Pope Francis’ recently voiced opposition to additional physical barriers on the United States’ southern border:
“Regarding the sovereignty of the church and as it relates and compares with the sovereignty of our nation, the church has been a light for the world for 2,000 years — a place of refuge, a place where a child of God could seek spiritual prosperity. But the sovereignty of the church has been protected by the security of the church. One of the most famous walls in history is the wall around the Vatican. I would ask you, bishop, in the area that your serve, do your churches lock their doors after hours?“
Bishop Seitz replied: “Many of them. I would point out that that wall you refer to at the Vatican also has arms embracing and opening to the world, if you’ve been to the … ”
Higgins interjected: “As we do. We have 328 ports of entry — legal entry — into the United States of America.”
Seitz appeared before the committee to share how local nongovernmental organizations were handling the release of as many as hundreds of migrants in southern border cities daily. Catholic charitable groups have been at the forefront of outside groups trying to help house those people and care for them in the hours and days after being released from federal custody.
Higgins asked what the Catholic Church was doing in the Central American countries, where nearly 70% of people identify as Catholic and the Church has an influential position because of that.
Seitz said his counterparts in Central America are “working very hard to dissuade people from leaving their homes.” Higgins pushed for details on how.
Seitz said: “There is an active engagement, but the problem is the governments are so weak and so corrupt that there is no authority on the governmental level that people can go to. The Church is about the only one.”
Here’s a video of Congressman Higgins on border security (h/t Kelleigh):
- St. Thomas Aquinas disapproved of illegal immigration and expected all immigrants to assimilate
- Catholic Church welcomes & shelters deportees at US-Mexico border
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