By Thomas Madison
Full disclosure: I am a recovering Catholic. Although I was baptized Catholic as an infant, I prefer to think of myself today as a Christian, not a member of any particular denomination. I differ from the Catholic Church philosophically on many issues. I am not a member of any local congregation. I pray in my car, I pray in my bed. I pray often and find no need to schlepp off to any particular building on Sunday morning to profess my piety among my friends and neighbors.
My wife and I were once very active in our local Catholic parish. We raised our four children Catholic and we attended Mass every Sunday. Only one of our children is a regular churchgoer today.
I have many problems with the Catholic Church, beginning with its policy of forcing celibacy on its priests, or at least celibacy where women are concerned. The thousands of sickening cases of pedophile priests violating young boys is still not enough to convince the Vatican that maybe its policy was very wrong from the start. Just what sort of priests did the church believe it was recruiting when it demanded that its male candidates have no interest in women?
Another point of contention I have with the Catholic Church is its uber-liberal, idealistic position on America’s very serious illegal immigration problem. The Church believes that We the People owe the third world free housing, free food, free healthcare, free education, free everything, and millions from the third world agree and are storming our southern border at this very minute to collect on those freebies, even though their unauthorized entry into our country is a crime.
True to form, Pope Francis announced on Monday that he is donating $500,000 to Central American migrants in Mexico who are trying to enter the United States illegally. Doesn’t this make the Church guilty of aiding and abetting criminals?
So, what should America’s response be to the Pope’s generosity towards those committing crimes against our country? Take our poll below to let us know what you think?
Interesting. In about 3 weeks Notre dame was on fire and about 400 Sri Lankans massacred? Coincidence? Where the hell is Pope? He is busy helping out Illegals at our border donating $500k to their cause. Disgraceful!
— Naresh Chandra (@Nchandra615) April 29, 2019
🔥 Pope Gives $500k to 75,000 Illegals Invading US, total 6.66 per Migrant 🔥
For someone living behind the walls of the Vatican City and defending pedophile priests this is really alarming! 🙄🙄https://t.co/s0op01IXr7
— Kimberly Jones 🇺🇸 (@trumpfangirl20) April 30, 2019
Did you see the pope gave $500k to 75,000 illegals sneaking in ?
500,000divided by 75,000=
Satan’s # https://t.co/HrS656joQk
— CooperWinston (@p_trotter) April 29, 2019
Obama gave the Catholic Church millions to move illegals. The Pope used $500k out of Peter's Pence to move illegals. Just exactly what is the Church's mission? To break our country's laws.? Why don't they give some of the Vatican 10 bil to those countries.
— Barb (@Joan1Barb) July 12, 2019
POPE FRANCIS SENDS $500K TO HELP ILLEGALS REACH THE U.S. THE POPE IS OFFICIALLY A ENEMY OF THE U.S.
Pope Francis Should Take That $500K + A Whole Lot MORE & Give It To The Sexual Abuse Victims Of The Priests Who He Himself Has Protected! The Vatican Has Become A House Of Horrors! https://t.co/6UIOeL34T0
— Cutter Driftwood (@CutterDriftwood) April 27, 2019
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It wouldn't surprise me if Soros didn't hand Francis (I never refer to him as Pope) a hefty check and ask that 500K of it be donated to U.S. border illegals just to spite Trump!! I put nothing past the haters!
— Zee Zembry 💋 🇺🇸 ❌ ❤ (@zeefa64) April 27, 2019