Wednesday, April 23, 2008

On the Catholic Church & immigration .................................

Chilton Williamson has an article on VDare on the Church's teachings on immigration here

An excerpt, which crystallizes MY beliefs:

Immigration, whether one is for or against it, is not what the Church calls a matter of faith and morals. It is not an issue—unlike, say, abortion, birth control, or homosexual marriage—on which a communicating Catholic must believe the relevant Catholic teaching, if only on faith alone.

The Roman Church has no defined teaching in respect of immigration. It stands as a subject open to more or less enlightened opinion and debate among the Catholic hierarchy and the laity. No one can claim—so far, no one has dared to claim—that the Church has adopted a definitive position on the issue, one way or another. Hence, with regard to immigration, Catholics are free to believe, and to argue, any way they like.

Also, I'm NOT receiving notification of any comments, so please don't be offended if I drop a ball on acknowledgments .................. AND, my computer is wanking on me - it won't even turn on - so blogging may be lighter than usual, as I'm using my spousal unit's computer {he has the keyboard configured weirdly, with the right half of his space bar doing "backspace" ;-) }

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