Why Bishops Love Open Borders

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by Martina Moyski  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 3, 2021   

'Cold, hard cash'

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United States bishops continue to slam last week's Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, seeing the ruling as "heartless." But Martina Moyski explains how it's not "love thy neighbor" but money that fuels the bishops' support of open borders.

Over the past decade, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has raked in billions of taxpayer dollars from Uncle Sam for migrant and refugee services.

Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute: "The USCCB collected a whopping $50 million for migration and refugee services for the year 2020, most of which came from the federal government." 

The bishops frame their dealings as "loving thy neighbor." But Michelle Malkin writes in her book Open Borders Inc., "The open-borders business of the Catholic Church is less about love, hope and faith or charity than it is about cold, hard cash." Their priorities are inscribed in their financial reports.

Hichborn: "During that same time period, the U.S. bishops collected a meager $777,000 for pro-life activities."

Hichborn says getting involved in immigration and refugee resettlement is a lucrative endeavor for the USCCB — but fighting to save preborn babies from dismemberment and death just isn't. He compared the bishops' perverted love of cash to Judas' betrayal of Jesus.

Hichborn: "I can think of at least one Apostle who elevated money over salvation — Pope Francis has a picture and statue of him in his office."

More people are seeing through the USCCB's charade of compassion, seeing it instead as prostituting its spiritual mission in exchange for pieces of silver from the government. United States Catholic bishops routinely criticized President Trump for his immigration policies, calling them "immoral."

Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson, Arizona even suggested "canonical penalties," such as denial of the Holy Eucharist, be imposed on Catholics involved in implementing the policies.

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