(This is my first post on here in several years, and under a new name. I’m glad to be back).
The more I see Pope Francis and the majority of bishops advocate unrestricted migration, the harder i find it to listen to them as a moral authority.
One does not need to be a sociologist to see that the migrant crisis has been a disaster for the West. Paris, London, San Francisco, Rome… these once-beautiful cities look more and more like Calcutta. What’s more, there has been little evidence that any of the migrants from Africa or the Middle East have any intention of assimilating.
Even one bishop, Raffaele Nogaro of Italy, said he would “turn all churches into mosques to save migrants”. Excuse me? The salvation of souls , which comes through Christ in His Holy Catholic Church is less important than earthly salvation from destitution? This is not compassion. This is not kindness. This is suicide.
I’m not some white nationalist, nor do I have anything against welcoming immigrants in principle. But the willingness on the part of the clergy to sacrifice our faith, our Pearl of Greatest Price, to the idols of diversity and social approval, makes me feel like a stranger, an impostor. I don’t feel like the clergy cares about me.
By contrast, bishops from countries that have suffered violence for their faith, such as Cardinal Sarah or Bishop Athanasius Schneider, have spoken up and said that the Word of God is being abused to promote open borders Schneider even says it is a scheme to dissolve Christian identity in the West.
I know this sound like the older brother of the Prodigal Son, but that doesn’t answer my question. If the shepherds leave the 99 to find the one, the 99 should have a reason to think they have not abandoned them forever.