"Bannon's comments gave Cardinal [Dolan] heartburn because Bannon's right," Dr. Christopher Manion, a Catholic writer and Knight of Malta with over 50 years experience in Latin American issues, tells me.
Eyebrows — mostly those of Charlie Rose — were raised when the Breitbart News Executive Chairman was heard to utter criticisms of Catholic leaders on the subject of immigration and the Deferred Action on Childhood Migrants.
Dr. Manion expands: "The Catholic Catechism (N. 2241.2) says that immigration policy belongs with 'political authorities,' not bishops. Good Catholics can disagree with bishops on immigration, and Bannon does."
"Cardinal Dolan says he's insulted because Bannon mentions money. Well, the bishops get a billion dollars a year from the federal government. That's real money, even in D.C., and if the bishops think they're getting it because they're such good guys — well, they're the only folks in Washington who are."
The issue hasn't escaped the attention of one of the major players in the immigration debate which also happens to be a majority Catholic nation: Poland.
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz — a Polish-American historian who served a five-year term on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council — appears to concur with Dr. Manion.
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