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  1. Alex
    5 years ago

    Archbishop Chaput really does an amazing job of putting the Gospel into perspective with regards to the most pressing issues that we face today!

  2. MarkV
    5 years ago

    St. Augustine rightly noted in "Faith, Hope, and Charity" that their are varying degrees of sin for a given act. Lying, stealing, cheating, etc. are as bad as both the intent and the outcome. But despite that, he notes "error, considered in itself, is an evil: a grave evil in grave matters, a small evil in small matters -- yet always an evil."

    Our Catholic brethren know what they do is wrong, yet argue that it is 'not as bad as...." St. Paul discussed the role of the state in the life of the believer in Romans 13:1-7ff. Yet our brethren note that this is unique and somehow does not apply to them. This lack of respect for the laws of society of the modern illegal immigrant is even more embarrassing when the predominant faith of this majority are Catholic.

    This issue is not even remotely similar to abortion and the dignity of the perpetrator is in only as much danger as they have put themselves. Instead of being morally strong and speaking clearly about the importance of the faithful to also be lawful, our Catholic Leaders take the Laodicean middle path (Rev 3:14ff) by talking about a dignity that is not in jeopardy instead of the laws that are.

  3. Paul Primavera
    5 years ago

    I defer to what the Constitution Party's Platform says about immigration:

    We need to return to the Constitution as it was written and not as it is misinterpreted.

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