Friday, July 11, 2014

Obama Administration Finds Use for Catholic Church

SoCal Churches Provide Temporary Shelter, "Spiritual Food" for Immigrants
An estimated 50 immigrants carrying temporary visas arrived Thursday aboard Homeland Security buses at two churches in San Bernardino County that are working with federal agencies to help the families through the immigration process.

Officials with the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino told NBC4 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials reached out to them in an effort to address the border crisis stemming from a wave of undocumented immigrants from Central America who have recently crossed into the United States at the Texas-Mexico border. President Barack Obama has described the situation as a "humanitarian crisis."
If I were the Catholic Church, I'd be very reluctant to go along with the Obama administration on anything else, given how much the Administration has tried to chip away at church freedoms with it's attacks on the Little Sisters of the Poor.  But I guess the church is serious about helping the poor.
"As a church, we want to let them know that there are people here in the United States who love and support them, they're praying with them and for them," said John Andrews, of the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino County. "Maybe that can give them some of that spiritual food for the next leg of their journey."

"We were told that this would likely be going on through the month of July, but we are prepared to serve for however long we need to," Andrews said.

1 comment:

  1. How many taxpayer $ is ICE paying the churches??