Catholic Church Urges Parishioners to House Illegal Aliens

A retired doctor and his wife phoned Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday to tell their story about the San Bernardino Catholic church urging members of the parish welcome illegal aliens into their homes. Not only did the archbishop invite parishioners to harbor lawbreakers (a felony, right?) but he also to keep quiet about it to the media. Furthermore, the government put the church up to the scheme.

One wonders how many diseased, non-English-speaking aliens Archbishop Barnes is taking in to his home.

No problema about the cost though, since the church promised to reimburse the generous (if foolish) care providers. However, the Catholic church receives millions of Americans’ tax dollars to pursue its alleged good works of refugee resettlement and other immigration services, shown as “Government Revenue” in the 2010 Catholic Charities graph, so it’s not so surprising that Washington and the church would work in partnership:

Catholic elites are highly invested in undermining American law and sovereignty. In 2013 they spent more than $3 million to lobby for amnesty for millions of foreign lawbreakers, most of whom are Catholics and are regarded by cassocks as reinvigorating the church’s dwindling attendance. Amnesty is seen by Vaticrats as a big plus for their side, but it would be terribly harmful for citizen workers who are already struggling in the jobless recovery.

Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony was a big supporter of illegal alien amnesty, as when he protested Arizona’s immigration enforcement law in 2010.

Limbaugh was properly shocked by the call, particularly given his newfound interest in the America-killing immigration catastrophe of open borders. He has been slow on the uptake but seems more comfortable with the subject lately.

Stunning: California Couple Says They Were Asked to House Immigrant Children,, July 8, 2014

RUSH:  This is Ann and Ed in Southern California.  Welcome.  It’s great to have you on the phone.  Hello.

ANN:  Hello.

RUSH:  Hi.

ANN:  Hi, Rush.  How are you?

RUSH:  Just fine.  Thank you very much.

ANN:  Great.  Well, we have some interesting news.  My husband Eddie is on the phone with us.  We live in Southern California, and we’re Catholic, active Catholics in our community, and there was a town hall meeting last evening, emergency meeting called by our local parish priest, ordered by our bishop (unintelligible) and the Archdiocese of San Bernardino. They have made the decision that they’re going to absorb the immigrants that are coming through because the federal government called the bishop’s office on Monday and they’re gonna be busing these immigrants to our communities and asking us to open our homes and to house them for up to a month.  The church will reimburse us for any out-of-pocket expenses and we were told not to talk to anybody about it, especially the media. I’m not especially happy about it.  My husband is a retired doctor, and he will share his concerns with you regarding this matter.  Eddie, do you want to go ahead and talk about your thoughts?

EDDIE:  Longtime listener, Rush.  Thanks —

RUSH:  Thank you, Eddie.

EDDIE:  I’m very concerned about the health care crisis that we’re facing and these illegal aliens that are coming into the United States. Doctors are being asked not to talk to the media, they’re on gag orders, both doctors and nurses, and we got a big problem because there are a lot of diseases that can come through this border bringing all kinds of stuff —

RUSH:  Eddie, I just read that in some cases the lice are so bad you can see them crawling down the faces of some of the kids.

ANN:  Yeah, the lice won’t kill you, but Ebola will, and so will gonorrhea and there’s syphilis and AIDS and hepatitis and diphtheria and polio, meningitis, and this new coronavirus coming in from the Middle East, so —

RUSH:  Hang on.  I gotta take a break.  Hold your thought and we’ll continue after the break.


RUSH:  We rejoin Ann and her retired doctor husband, Eddie, on the phone jointly, together with us from Southern California.  Eddie, could you put Ann back to the phone or is she on with you?

ANN:  Yes.  Hi.  I’m here with you.

RUSH:  Okay, Eddie, I’ll come back to you in just a second, but, Ann, I want to clarify.  Did you say that it is the Catholic Church that the government called and asked for assistance?

ANN:  Yes.

RUSH:  Okay.  And then the Catholic Church accepted and said, “Okay, we will,” at least the Catholic Church in your town.  You haven’t identified where you’re from.

ANN:  Yes.

RUSH:  And then the bishop has asked you and the other parishioners to help pay for this, but you are not supposed to tell anybody this, which you’ve just done.

ANN:  Yes.  That’s what they asked us, not to get the media involved.  The diocese will reimburse us for any out-of-pocket expenses.

RUSH:  Now, wait.  Because you’re gonna be asked to house some of them yourself?

ANN:  Yes.

RUSH:  Are you going to?

ANN:  No.  That’s why I’m calling.  I’m letting people know this is not in the best interests.  We have a FEMA — at Norton Air Force Base is a designated FEMA camp.  This is an emergency.  They need to go there.

RUSH:  You know, that just frosts me. This whole thing, Air Force Bases, military bases are being turned into day care centers here.  But that’s another thing.  I don’t mean to distract you.

ANN:  Yeah.

RUSH: Why did they tell you not to tell the media about this?

ANN:  They don’t want a lot of people there at the churches when they busload these mothers and children.

RUSH:  A-ha.  Why do you think the Catholic Church accepted this?

ANN:  We’re sympathetic and we want to help, but this is not always the best way to help.  And the government created the problem; they should fix the problem.

RUSH:  Exactly.  Why do you think that your local Catholic Church is helping Obama and the government do this?  I mean, this administration has targeted the Catholic Church.

ANN:  I don’t know.  I called the diocese in my community and made a request, and so they had a town hall meeting, emergency meeting last evening with a hundred people in attendance. I would say 70% of the people are on board.  I’m on board in theory.  And my husband, Eddie, can share his thoughts about the reaction far more articulate than I can, so I’ll let you express to Rush your thoughts.

EDDIE:  Well, I just brought up the diseases that are coming through and the lack of screening that’s going on, Rush.  I mean, we’ve got FEMA facilities that can provide medical care, housing, nutrition and clothing, safety and transportation and stabilize the situation so that these people can be reintegrated or be dealt with, but to put us and subject us to health care —

ANN:  Risk.

EDDIE:  — problems, risk, whatever you want to call it, seems to be an incompetence on behalf of the government when they themselves, these different agencies are not talking to each other.  FEMA’s not talking to Homeland Security, and Homeland Security isn’t talking to the other agencies.  To me there’s just a lack of coordination that’s going on between these bureaucrat, enormously bureaucrat institutions.

RUSH:  Eddie, look.  You have to forgive me here.  I think I’m on a different wavelength.  And I don’t mean this question to be rude.  But would this all be okay with you if there were more coordination?

EDDIE:  No.  But they’re coming in and we have to deal with this.  We can’t — I mean, as Americans we can’t stop it.

RUSH:  Well, see, that’s the nub of it.  So they’ve got you.

EDDIE:  Yeah.

RUSH:  “They’re coming in; we’ve got to deal with it.”  Okay, so they’ve won.  It doesn’t matter what’s happened after they get in.  Once they have coerced everybody into thinking that what they have to do is make it okay after they get here, there’s never gonna be an end to it.

EDDIE:  That’s the big concern.  They told us that this was gonna last for 30 days, but many of us are scratching our head going, “Thirty days?  I just can’t believe that’s gonna be cast in concrete.”  We know that it’s gonna go beyond 30 days, and it’s gonna go on and grow and grow and grow, unless this stops.

RUSH:  Well, it isn’t gonna stop, because the government doesn’t want it to stop.

EDDIE:  Exactly.

RUSH:  There’s no effort to make it stop.  There’s a lot of lip service in that direction.  It’s understandable that when churches are called upon to be charitable, that they would do it.  That’s actually a mart move on the part of the Regime.  Not gonna have too many churches say “no” to a request for charity, but then they are turning around and asking parishioners to temporarily house some of these people, and you pay for it on the promise that you’ll be reimbursed.


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