REPORT: Top Catholic bishop issues statement on government shutdown

JANUARY 10, 2019

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The chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration on Thursday called for President Trump and congressional leaders “to come together and end the shutdown” that’s now in its 20th day.

“The President and Congressional leaders need to come together and end the shutdown with a solution that recognizes the dignity of work of affected employees, respects the humanity of all regardless of immigration status, and protects the sanctity of human life,” Bishop Joseph Vásquez said in a statement.

The article goes on to state the following:

He added that secure U.S. borders and “humane treatment of those fleeing persecution and seeking a better life are not mutually exclusive.”

“The U.S. can ensure both and must do so without instilling fear or sowing hatred. We will continue to advocate for immigration reform to advance the common good and address these issues,” he said.

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  1. Douglas Schmitt January 10th, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    You need to worry about priest molesting little boys and stay out of politics.


    • Doc January 10th, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      I definitely agree with that Douglas!


  2. Cathy January 10th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Well , why are the doors of the churches locked ?? There was a time they were open … oh and not to forgytge 40 foot fortress around the Vatican with its own military surrounding it


  3. Judy January 10th, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    And what kind of kick back does the Catholic Church and the Lutheran Social Services get for taking in illegal aliens?


  4. Sylvia January 10th, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Let’s hear the liberals complain about the separation of church and state now! CRICKETS!!! Only when it suits them!


  5. Catherine Mueller January 10th, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Give me a break! The church needs to stay out of politics and concern themselves with cleaning up the sewer that has become of th church!


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