JANUARY 29, 2017 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER
“‘We believe in assisting all, regardless of their religious beliefs,’ said Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, the chairman of the committee on migration for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.”
That sounds very high-minded until one realizes that the Trump plan is to favor refugees who are fleeing being persecuted for their religious beliefs. This includes Christians, Yazidis, and other non-Muslims. The USCCB, by opposing this, is essentially calling upon Trump to admit people among whom will be the persecutors as well as the persecuted.
The USCCB may have a monetary interest here. This corrupt and authoritarian fraternity 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.
“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)