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Archbishop Gomez: immigration helps recover Christian origins of America

 

Immigration is an opportunity and a key to American renewal because it helps bring to light the Christian, Catholic missionaries’ “heritage of holiness and service,” Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told a gathering of Catholic leaders and laity.

“America is intended to be a place of encounter with the living Jesus Christ,” the archbishop said. “This was the motivation of the missionaries who came here first. America’s national character and spirit are deeply marked by the Gospel values they brought to this land.”

Archbishop Gomez presented his talk Thursday at the Napa Institute’s first annual “Catholics in the Next America” conference at the Napa Valley’s Meritage Resort & Spa in California.

The meeting brought together 300 Catholic leaders, including bishops, priests, religious and lay people, to discuss the future of the Church in an increasingly secular culture and to enjoy time for fellowship.

The archbishop said that although America was founded by Christians, it has become home to “an amazing diversity” of cultures and religions that flourishes “precisely because our nation’s founders had a Christian vision of the human person, freedom and truth.”

But America is changing because of globalization, threats from abroad, and internal cultural forces. [more]

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2 Comments

  1. Randy Cox says:

    AMEN and AMEN. We’ve been duped long enough! Governmental decisions or in this case “look the other way” decisions,
    are not civil rights issues, but the great
    destroyers of the fabric of America.

  2. Brittanicus says:

    The Liberal progressives are at it again in looking for a motive to tax us even more, so we keep supporting illegal aliens. We were just diverted from a calamity, with the $14.5 trillion dollars treasury deficit, if it actually works? But every year and rapidly climbing is the cost of the $113 billion dollars we supplement for lawbreakers, who entered the United States without permission of the people. There is no excuse for our government or any previous administration to keep catering to these non-Americans, who have no right to be here. Eric Holder, a Justice Department Czarists in Obama’s Imperial Court, is currently serving papers on Alabama. This Southern State is trying to save its citizens and permanent residents, by enacting illegal immigration enforcement. Is the Obama administration so ignorant and indifferent to States suffering from this pestilence, that they encourage and place no real enforcement obstacles in the way of this occupation? The Tea Party does, Presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) that the Tea Party Caucus has full intentions of halting any types of Amnesty or anything that is tainted with CHAIN MIGRATION laws.

    IN WHATEVER STATE YOU ABIDE, YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS FROM EACH US ADMINISTRATION. YOU HAVE SEEN THE TENTATIVE COST OF $113 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, THAT COMES FROM AMERICAN WORKERS SWEAT AND BLOOD. NEXT YEAR YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO COMPLETELY OVERRUN THE REPUBLICANS AND LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND VOTE IN MORE STRONG TEA PARTY LEADERS, WHO WILL NOT ONLY SHRINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY, BUT RETURN POWER TO EACH SOVEREIGN STATE. THE TEA PARTY WILL REVISE OUR TAX SYSTEM, SO EVERYBODY PAYS WITH NO EXEMPTIONS, AS WE HAVE TODAY. THE 1986 IMMIGRATION CONTROL & REFORM ACT WILL BE FULLY ENFORCED AND ONLY THE HIGHLY SKILLED PROFESSIONALS WILL RECEIVE ENTRY VISAS TO AMERICA. SIMILAR TO THE 1942 ”BRACERO” PROJECT TEMPORARY VISA WILL BE INTRODUCED, BUT WITH A TRACKING SYSTEM FOR THOSE WHO SNUB OUR LAWS; SAME WITH TOURISTS WHO OVERSTAY VISAS.

    Should Obama win the 2012 election, he will return the favor to non-citizens and illegal aliens with the passage of another Amnesty. Another Amnesty similar to the 1986 Simpson/Mazzoli bill is projected to cost $2.5 Trillion dollars, according to the Heritage Foundation. Then there is the evident question why would the US government consider this, when every State is struggling to climb out of a financial hole? Every day billions of dollars are added to the US deficit, and still President Obama, Sen. Reid, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and Eric Holder and his Liberal friends, want to add even more dollars to the growing deficit. California now is carrying a $26 Billion dollar deficit neglecting its own legitimate citizen’s interests as a priority. If the Liberals sitting in Sacramento was ousted, then they would not be adding another $21.Billion and then Carson City, Nevada $1Billion, 191million dollars annually.

    Both States have very high populations of illegal aliens and no State can survive this type of maltreatment. Welfare for illegal immigrants has got completely out of hand. American taxpayers are spending 3 to 4 dollars on these people, for just one dollar illegal aliens pay into the US Treasury and State general funds. These dollar figures are not speculation, but real numbers on years of calculation’s, data and assessments contributed to the general public by (FAIR) Federation of American Immigration Reform, Robert Rector Chief analyst for the Conservative Heritage Foundation and NumbersUSA. I’m a TEA PARTY MEMBER, are you? The Leftists have been unable scare the TEA PARTY or come to that, average Americans; the Tea Party recognizes all racial groups or individuals religious conviction are welcome, as long as you came to the United States through the front door.

    We as US Citizens, must be made aware that Liberals especially see no difference in who registers to vote. This has become even more predominant in the last decade, as illegal migrants and immigrants have been registering to vote, especially by forging “Absentee Ballots.” Federal law is rather lax in this matter, with foreign nationals overcoming their reluctance of committing perjury. Many State are now demanding government picture ID as verification, but “Blue” states have ignored this enforcement, with only the minimum of election investigative checks.

    Now the panicking Leftists are frantic, as now their calling me and multiples of millions Tea Party members –TERRORISTS. What a wretched lot, when they can’t fight you fairly and sink down into a cesspit of slurs, along with their radical reporters in the press. The Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, aided in winning the first round, to a balanced budget amendment, but it’s a progressive uphill battle in opposition to the Tax and Spend Liberals. Every American who sees that this is a silent occupation by illegal foreigners should call their Washington Representatives. If they want stop the Obama federal government encroaching on State rights, your rights, that only the people’s raised voice can halt this sham? This especially covers issues such as border fence remaining insecure and yet Americans still forced through federal law to pay for 300 thousand children who are smuggled across the border annually, that taxpayers must educate. Issues like the DREAM ACT or any action such as a Sanctuary States or Immigration Reform just encourages millions more to slip past borders, or enter by jet with a visa and then over-stays.

    Courts have ordered that Taxpayers must cover costs for illegal pregnant Mothers, the whole family and their offspring for non-reimbursed hospital care. Then there are billions of dollars being spent, to cover Medicaid and other welfare programs. But the activist Liberal judges interpreting the law to their own advantage just dumped the free programs on state taxpayers, as the US government reimburses only a small portion to the respective states. Soon Georgia, Arizona, Utah could face similar court injunctions, from the communist ACLU, the radical La Raza organizations from saving their taxpayers from this disturbing situation.

    Immigration news: A federal appellate court vacated its original ruling that found Hazleton’s, Pennsylvania local ordinance requiring businesses to use E-Verify was unconstitutional. The court was instructed by the Supreme Court to revisit its ruling after upholding Arizona’s statewide law earlier this year.

    No COPYRIGHT. Please distribute freely.

    The biggest lie ever told about illegal aliens is that their is a population of 12 million. That figure has been the official old tired statement of the Liberals and the open border zealots since 1987. The Undeniable fact that there are now close to 40 million illegals aliens here and that they’ve nearly bankrupted this sovereign nation. The authorities South of our border has admitted that 12% of their entire country now lives in America?

 
 

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