Steve Bannon a Catholic is at liberty to object to a bishop’s political opinion on immigration. Steve Bannon falls into error when he makes the false claim that the “Catholic Church has economic interest in unlimited illegal immigration”.
The Cathoilc Church will always come to the defense of the alien, illegal or not, including illegal aliens who are enemies to the Catholic Church. Pope Frances actions today proves this.
The Catholic Church has no business in interfering with what belongs to the Caesars. Only that which belongs to God.
There is a misconception portrayed in the media and political forums today. That all illegal aliens abuse or take advantage of U.S citizens benefits. The existing system’s (immigration laws) in place are the blame for this, not the illegal alien. Secondly, most or if not all illegal immigrants from south of the border never wish to attain a U.S citizenship. They just want to work here and support their impoverished families. The work visa they attain, does not make them illegal aliens.
The existing immigration laws are broken and are in need of reform, now that terrorist have entered the platform of immigration, school and work visas. Thus we live in different times today.
Trump wants to build a wall, not to prevent the alien who is looking for work to support his family. But to prevent illegal drug smugglers, gang members and terrorist from easy access into our borders. If this wall is ever built, one day a future President will run a campaign to tear that same wall down, after it has served it’s purpose.
The Catholic Church has no self interest in “economic interest” in illegal or legal immigration. Although, she is concerned for the personal economical situation of the sojourner, immigrant, or alien to provide a living lifestyle, where ever these can find one.
In summary to my fellow Catholic Steve Bannon. “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give to God what belongs to God”. If Congress and the White House administration would follow this rule, Bannon would not embarrass himself publicly and the bishop’s would go back to work and serve God’s people.
The problems affecting our societies today stem from the Caesar’s or Governments have taken on the roll of the Church. Providing education, then removing God and prayer from the classroom, providing health care and food to the poor, and then making laws which poor people are eligible to receive these benefits. My list goes on and on.
Peace be with you