The US bishops seem to have interpreted last week's elections as a referendum (in part) on the Obamanista regime's attempt to grant large-scale amnesty and loosen our borders. To be fair, they are correct in understanding that most people of common sense understand these policies to be crippling to the US and helpful to no one in the long run.
They - that is, the leadership of the bishops - are in a tizzy over this development. As you might recall, they've been caught accepting millions of dollars (through grants to Catholic Charities) for the express purpose of absorbing the millions; see this link. If those big ole' GOP meanies get their way, why, that spigot might be stopped! Note: "spigot" in this context means millions of our tax dollars flowing into corrupt Catholic Charities coffers.
Therefore, in complete disregard for the will of the American citizens - you know, the ones whose wallets are being raided for these Catholic Charities grants - the bishops, from their meeting in Baltimore, are urging that we support the Messiah Most Miserable in this latest power grab. Here are details from Huffington Post. I know, some of you are going to dismiss that link as liberal wishful thinking. Would that were true - but they're right as you can see from this USCCB-controlled site.
But might there be another motive besides the filthy lucre? Might someone in high places in the Vatican have a stake in allowing the influx of Central Americans, including Hondurans, into the US? The "Hondurans" reference might give you a hint of my theory. It wouldn't surprise me a bit to learn that Cardinal Maradiaga of Honduras might be pulling a lot of strings to get the US bishops to screech for de facto open borders.
Does he have the influence? He most certainly does. As the acknowledged leader of the group of eight cardinals selected to advise the pope, he has the pope's ear and consequently many churchmen might be inclined to pay him quite a bit of deference. If you read a bit of that article, you'll notice that one goal of their's is to give more power to the various bishops' conferences; at this time, they have no canonical authority over their member bishops. Of course this would include the USCCB.
This leader of the Council of Cardinals has shown himself to be a counselor for evil in the various dealings that he has. He is president of Caritas International. This organization sits on the International Council of the World Social Forum. In other words, Caritas has an active role in setting goals and priorities for the World Social Forum. Among the goals and priorities of the World Social Forum is the promotion of abortion and homosexuality: two anti-life realities that are completely contrary to Christ and the teaching of His Church. Please read this report by American Life League and watch the related video.
The Tablet has an article about the bishops' debate regarding Holy Communion for divorced/remarried - that is, adulterous - Catholics. Cardinal Kasper led the way, but Maradiaga was right beside him. Cardinal Burke stood for the Church's teaching as it has stood for nearly 2000 years; last week he received persecution from his brother bishops in high places and yes, the pope. Remember - Maradiaga has the pope's ear. In his piece entitled "Burke And Another Translation Error", Robert Royal rightly includes Maradiaga in a list of "unreliable counselors" to the pope.
I have here an anthology of posts dealing with Maradiaga: Caritas (discussed above), his envirowhackoism, and his push to get the US to assimilate Hondurans into the US. He seems to be working in concert with the Honduran president to ship as many of their problematic citizenry into the US as possible. See here and here.
So this gang of eight wants the conferences to have more power? Let us pray that they - at least the USCCB and its state counterparts - are abolished. This bunch is trying to amass power for itself, as its push for amnesty illustrates.
Ite ad Joseph
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