An interdenominational group of local leftist clerics, organized by rabble-rousing ex-Catholic "Reverend" Terry Troia, held a press conference at St. Margaret Mary church in Midland Beach to call on Congressman Michael Grimm to support amnesty legislation for illegal invaders, to repel any sort of citizenship requirements and to abolish national borders. Apparently, this is a coordinated national effort. In a lineup consisting of Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Moslems, the Executive Director of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese blathered the usual cant about needing to establish a "welcoming society" and bring people out of the "shadows." The disgraceful Monsignor Dorney, who apparently can be corralled to represent the Church at any ecumenical circus or leftist happening, can be seen in attendance as well.
Support for so-called "amnesty" and open borders is a glaring symptom of the mental disorder known as liberalism. It's bad enough to see it afflict an ordinary person, but to see it flare up in a Catholic priest is a disturbing sign that his Faith has taken a back seat to this insane ideology, and that he no longer has any interest in his religion or in his calling, except so far as they serve the cause of the Revolution. It is sure money that these Catholic advocates for open immigration_never_preach the hard truths of the Faith (because they probably don't believe in them) and most likely expend their passion and energy advancing causes that could be classified as secular, material and ideologically leftist. In other words, their primary loyalty is to the Democratic Party, not the Magisterium of the Church. As Christians, we are to "welcome the sojourner", a far, far different proposition from literally giving away your entire country to the endless hordes of the Third World. Committing national suicide is not a requirement for being a Catholic.
If one would argue that to be our brothers' keeper we had to somehow help the African, Asian and Latino poor in their own countries, that is an argument that could possibly be made. But to argue that Americans need to voluntarily dispossess and impoverish ourselves by letting the Third World literally take over our country is a sign that one's mind has been thoroughly rotted by liberalism. And for our weak and treasonous bishops to come out and openly advocate illegality and the surrender of our national sovereignty (how else would you describe a country without borders?) just goes to show how little respect they merit.
To be fair, some of these clerics might just be unprincipled fools, rather than faithless leftist ideologues. They may calculate that since most immigrants are Hispanic, they must be faithful Catholics, so in the self-interest of their empty parishes, these bishops and pastors had better import a new congregation from Mexico- and fast- considering how all the Americans have abandoned the Church. Besides being despicably cynical, this theory is extremely flawed. Its lack of validity can be seen in Monsignor Dorney's empty church, as well as all the empty churches in North Shore neighborhoods that have "changed." Before they even learn English, the Hispanics are behaving like Americans, by either joining evangelical sects, living like pagans, or becoming A&P Catholics (Ashes and Palms). I know our priests don't really want to do much, but importing Hispanic congregants simply so they don't have to evangelize is not the answer.