USCCB calls for admitting 100,000 Syrian refugees to US this year…..BUT NOT CHRISTIANS?!? October 14, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, catachesis, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, Immigration, martyrdom, persecution, sadness, scandals, self-serving, Society, Spiritual Warfare.
OK……I want to be clear. The fact that the USCCB is calling for the settling of 100,000 Syrian refugees in the US this year is very clear. There is a claim that they have said that they do not what Christians being persecuted out of existence included in that refugee resettlement, but I have not found a clear statement from the USCCB or a member bishop to attest to that fact.
Nevertheless, there is a great deal of interest from Robert Spencer below, even if the criticism might be a tad strong even for my taste, and you’ll be interested to see that our own Bishop Kevin Farrell is mentioned, but not very favorably (my emphasis and comments):
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling for the U.S. to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees this year alone……
…….Meanwhile, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is, as Ann Corcoran points out below, “NOT advocating to save the persecuted Christians of Syria through this program.” Instead, bishops such as Robert McManus, Kevin Farrell and Jaime Soto and others move actively to silence those who speak about the Muslim persecution of Christians and the Islamic doctrines mandating warfare against and the subjugation of Christians. After years of tolerating open dissent from core Church teachings, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops moves like a Stalinist regime to silence and ostracize those who dare whisper a hint of dissent from their new and ironclad dogma that Islam is a religion of peace. [Soto is a big lib. McManus has been friendly to the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Still River, or at least cordial. I don’t know much more about him. Bishop Farrell has been pretty strident in his support for muslim immigration to this country, and has lambasted opposition to that immigration (or, really, most all opposition to mass immigration) at times]
To take just one of many sorry examples of how energetically they move to crush dissent on this point, on August 13, 2015, I was the keynote speaker at the annual convocation of the North American Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas. I spoke about the global Muslim persecution of Christians. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sends a representative to the North American Lutheran Church convocation every year. [Because, the idol of ecumenism must be worshiped?] However, this year, when the USCCB found out I was the keynote speaker, they pulled their rep from the Lutheran convocation, lest anyone get the idea that the Catholic Church endorsed a truthful and accurate analysis of the plight of Middle Eastern Christians. No worries, gentlemen: no one will ever mistake you for people who are interested in telling uncomfortable truths. Watch the video of my talk here and consider that this talk was too hot for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops enforces absolute obedience to their spurious and self-defeating new dogma of Islam being peaceful in pursuit of their chimerical “dialogue”: the all-important Muslim-Christian dialogue that hasn’t saved a single Christian from Muslim persecution, or turned one jihadi into a peaceful man, but has abandoned untold numbers of Christians to their fate at the hands of those jihadis, abandoned by those who should have been appealing to the conscience of the global community on their behalf. [Is this unfair? By and large, I think not. There has been repeated and thorough apologias for islam from the USCCB and many bishops for many, many years, seeking to downplay muslim atrocities and unspeakable cruelty towards Christians, with only occasional, and far weaker, criticisms of muslims/islam for their ongoing atrocities around the world but especially in the Mideast.]
And now we learn what this craven behavior by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is all about. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops received $79,590,512 in 2014 alone — that’s right, nearly 80 million dollars — from the federal government for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration Fund. And this constitutes 97% of the budget of this corrupt and authoritarian fraternity. [Well now. Yet again, I must deplore the fact that another USCCB bureaucracy is virtually totally funded by the government, and thus we see a very good reason for the behavior of US bishops in this matter. He who pays the piper calls the tune, which fact has led to the (in my opinion, but I do not think I am alone) severe corruption of most USCCB charitable arms in terms of morals and mission. This is why CRS cooperates with grave moral evil on a continual basis – because their federal funders demand it. CRS, Catholic Charities, this migration fund…..all receive over 90% of their annual budgets from US taxpayers via the federal government, which amounts to BILLIONS of dollars per year. Money corrupts, especially when that money comes from an increasingly amoral and anti-Christian federal government.]
Stories like this should bring down the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, but Catholics are reluctant in the extreme to criticize bishops, no matter what they do, and tend to shun those who dare to speak out anyway. But that attitude is what led to the priest sex scandals. Bishops are neither impeccable nor infallible, and it does no one any good to stay silent when they are doing actual wrong that harms the Church and society as a whole. Catholics seem to have lost sight of that. But acquiescing to evil because a bishop is acquiescing to evil is neither genuine charity nor genuine obedience.
I would surely like to find evidence that the bishops do not desire to relocate Syrian Catholics/Christians to the US. To me, that is a moral imperative, given that it is US policy over the past 15 years that has led to this genocide against Catholics in the Mideast. But given what we know of the muslim exodus out of Syria (or wherever, most are not from Syria), that 80% are young men of military age, that many have abandoned families and job to get on the welfare rolls of the Eurozone or the US, and that the vast majority are not even from conflict-affected areas of Syria, and that rather changes the moral calculus regarding this unprecedented migration. To many, it looks more like a slow motion invasion than a genuine humanitarian crisis. But that is the kind of thinking that is expressly verboten among the self-anointed elites who arrogate to themselves the privilege of deciding what is acceptable thought or not.
You damnable doubleplusungood-thinkers, you.
Below is the video of the speech Mr. Spencer gave to the Lutheran conference. I find nothing objectionable, and much that is edifying, in this talk. Of course, the USCCB probably pulled their rep not for the content of this particular speech but due to Spencer’s many years of pointed (and generally extremely well placed) criticism of islam. Full disclosure, I have been on the radio with Mr. Spencer and generally accord with his views: