US Bishops Still Shilling Biden Admin’s Borderless Beliefs

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by William Mahoney, Ph.D.  •  •  September 14, 2023   

Bishops' conference sends another pro-Democrat letter to Congress

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WASHINGTON ( - While many Americans this week were remembering the 9/11 attacks against their country, the U.S. bishops' conference was attacking Republican attempts to secure the southern border and praising the Biden administration for asking Congress to spend billions of taxpayer dollars in line with the conference's shared beliefs on open borders.

In a letter to Congress dated Sept. 11, 2023, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed its mostly positive views on the Biden administration's Aug. 10, 2023, request for emergency supplemental funding in fiscal year 2024 and several items in the administration's subsequent continuing resolution anomalies request for the same period. 

The letter opened with the USCCB expressing "deep concern" over efforts by Republican members of Congress to remedy the border crisis.

For example, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., recently tweeted about the "invasion" of over 5 million illegals entering the United States during Biden's term in office.

The conference's letter referenced the Secure the Border Act of 2023, which the bishops described as introducing "extraneous policy provisions."

The letter also demonstrated the bishops' penchant for pushing certain Catholic teachings while ignoring others. It cited in defense of law-breaking border crossers the Church's concern for protecting human life while completely ignoring the Catholic teaching that immigrants must obey the laws of the country that receives them.

"Catholic social teaching clearly recognizes a country's right to secure its borders in accordance with the common good," the letter stated. "However, the USCCB opposes measures that seriously contradict our nation's fundamental commitment to humanitarian protection, especially those that would undermine protection for the sanctity of human life."

The USCCB has been largely silent on the administration's relentless disregard for human life when it comes to abortion.

Bishops Applaud Billions for Noncitizens 

The bishops' letter commended the Biden administration's requests for roughly $5 billion in taxpayer money to benefit pretty much anybody but Americans. 

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The bishops extolled the administration's requests for:

  • $100 million in supplemental funding for the Department of Labor to enforce child labor laws and protect migrant children from exploitative labor situations
  • $2 billion for the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Refugee and Entrant Assistance account to support displaced Ukrainians, Cuban/Haitian entrants, unaccompanied children and other vulnerable refugees, and
  • $2.5 billion in supplemental funding for international disaster assistance and migration and refugee assistance, particularly for those impacted by the war in Ukraine and humanitarian needs in the Western Hemisphere.

"Similarly, we welcome the Administration's separate funding requests for Diplomatic Programs ($26 million) and the Economic Support Fund ($250 million) to address migration in our hemisphere," the letter added.

Linking Leftist Causes

The signers of the letter were Borys Gudziak, the archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia and chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development; David J. Malloy, the bishop of Rockford, Illinois, and chairman of the USCCB's Committee on International Justice and Peace; and Mark J. Seitz, the bishop of El Paso, Texas, and chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration.

Abp. Borys Gudziak, Bp. David J. Malloy and Bp. Mark J. Seitz

The most vociferous open-border advocate of these three signatories is Bp. Mark J. Seitz. Seitz has a long track record of pushing for open borders and other leftist causes such as climate change. In fact, he thinks the two causes are intertwined. 

In May, Seitz wrote an open letter on behalf of the USCCB to Congress to denounce the Secure the Border Act of 2023. 

Seitz wrote in that letter

We have long opposed the construction of a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border, especially with the dangers it poses to human life and the environment. However, this bill would establish unprecedented authorities to advance border wall construction, which include the ability of the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive "all legal requirements necessary" to ensure the wall's expeditious design, testing, construction, and maintenance.

Seitz has pushed this link between these leftist causes for many years. In 2016, he wrote an entire article on the topic for the Austin American-Statesman, the major daily newspaper for the city of Austin, the capital of Texas.

The USCCB will continue indefinitely to shill for open borders, insisting American taxpayers foot the bill.

Seitz wrote in that article

I ask all Americans — especially those who seek public office — to enter into honest and courageous dialogue about the interconnectedness and moral dimensions of immigration and climate change. Every migrant, every person, is entitled to both human life and human dignity. This dignity cannot be blocked by even the highest wall and must be upheld by [a] compassionate charity that addresses the injustices driving people to migrate towards safety.

It is unclear how these two leftist causes are linked, but it is perfectly clear that the USCCB will continue indefinitely to shill for open borders, insisting American taxpayers foot the bill.

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