Friday, September 23, 2011

DREAM Act Push This Weekend? What YOU Can Do About It

My colleague, A Washington DC Catholic, alerts us all that this weekend we'll see a push to support the DREAM Act when it comes to vote during the next election.  We were expecting that, given the Standard's earlier article about a "Sabbath push" in September; this is the last weekend in September.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has put up a web site called "Justice for Immigrants", to which the Maryland Catholic Conference links.  There is a "parish kit" subpage that includes, among other things, sample homilies.

So there you have it.  Both the USCCB and MCC are engaging in an effort to convince the Catholic in the pew that there is only one authentically Catholic way to view the DREAM Act, and that "way" involves unquestioned support.  You see their materials - materials that, frankly, deliberately obfuscate the reasons why good Catholics are at liberty to oppose the DREAM Act

To correct the effects of the USCCB/MCC "education", we have some materials, too.
  • On page 14 of this Defend Life newsletter is an article that explains why the emphasis on the DREAM Act is essentially misguided.
  • I will alert you to when another flyer is available, after some uploading technicalities get worked out.
  • For other considerations regarding the DREAM Act, please put in the words "DREAM Act" in the search box of this blog, and of the Washington DC Catholic blog.
  • Other materials are also in the works.  However, that page from Defend Life would be helpful to distribute.
Please let me know what transpires at your parish this weekend, via the comments.  Please name the church, as we will address matters there.  Thank you.

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