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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Immigration and Roman Catholic Bishops- accept liturgy readings

"He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures." Luke 24:45

Therefore, as it is written: "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."
 1 Corinthians 1:31 (Donald J. Trump had a problem with the pronounciation of the word "Corinthians".)

The purpose of this blog is to call on the American Catholic Bishops, who are Christian leaders, to oppose Donald Trump's anti-immigration executive orders.
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Zephaniah 2:3 - Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger.
Scripture readings for the Fouth Sunday in Ordinary Time impressed me for the timely appropriateness. Yet, I wondered if American Catholic Bishops really believe these beautiful passages? 

Honestly, I've been disressed by the lack of outrage by religious leaders to oppose the immigration bans imposed by Donald Trump.

Although the world is distressed by the un-Christian executive orders issued by Donald Trump about preventing Muslims from entering the United States, an illegal discriminatory action based on religon, the fact is, the American Catholic Bishops gave tacit support to the Republican, now president. Unbelievable, but the Bishops are not criticizing Donald Trump's un-Christian immigration ban. 

It seems to me, the least the American Catholic Bishops should do would be to read, understand, accept and internalize Scripture readings from text on the Fouth Sunday in Ordinary Times:

Reading 1 ZEP 2:3; 3:12-13
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth,
who have observed his law;
seek justice, seek humility;
perhaps you may be sheltered
on the day of the LORD's anger.e LORD:
the remnant of Israel.
They shall do no wrong
and speak no lies;
nor shall there be found in their mouths
a deceitful tongue;

they shall pasture and couch their flocks
with none to disturb them.

Responsorial Psalm- PS 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
The LORD keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets captives free.

American Catholic Bishops must stand against Donald Trump's anti-Muslim immigration policy, because the Republican administration is opposed toRoman Catholic social justice teachings. As Roman Catholics, we are called to hear the Scriptures as they are read during the Mass and to believe them!

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