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Refugees are worth money to US bishops  These Last Days News - April 13, 2017

Why are US Bishops so Concerned About Trump’s Refugee Orders? Follow the Money Trail...

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LifeSiteNews.com reported on April 11, 2017:

by Lisa Bourne

Is a conflict of interest behind some of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ strong criticisms of President Trump’s immigration policy, in particular his two temporary travel bans? That’s the question being raised by a number of experts in foreign policy and Catholic charitable work, including a former adviser to President Bush and a leading figure in conservative Catholic media.

These critics are pointing out that in Fiscal Year 2016, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received more than $91 million in government funding for refugee resettlement. Over the past nine years, the USCCB has received a total of $534,788,660 in taxpayer dollars for refugee resettlement programs, reported Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch.

In an appearance on Fox News earlier this month, Catholic personality Raymond Arroyo, managing editor of EWTN News, cautiously suggested that some of the USCCB’s response to Trump’s immigration policy may be related to a fear of losing these government contracts.

“They have a heart for people who are suffering. There are a lot of people who are looking for a homeland,” Arroyo said in response to a question about the Catholic and Lutheran Church’s statements condemning Trump’s travel bans.

“However,” he added, “ … if the country decides, and the president decides that it’s time to take a pause, everybody has to step back and let that happen. President Obama did it, President Bush did it after 9/11. It’s not forever, it’s just for a time.”  

“But these groups I think, sometimes their heart, and perhaps the financial motive gets in the way.”

Deal Hudson, editor of The Christian Review and a former adviser to President Bush, takes a dimmer view, saying the magnitude of government funding, to both the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), severely muddies the waters.

“Just how dependent have both agencies become on taxpayer money to cover their annual overhead, apart from special programs and services?” Hudson asks. “What percentage of annual receipts does this federal money represent?”

Hudson says he is concerned that an over-dependence on government funding could threaten the Catholic identity of both the USCCB and CRS, and their social justice work.

“How can either institution call itself ‘Catholic’ when they have created financial dependency of the federal government?” he said. “Doesn't this level of funding make the USCCB hesitant to publicly criticize the Congress and the administration on abortion, same-sex marriage, fetal stem cell research, and euthanasia?”

Extensive criticism from bishops of travel ban

Criticism from Catholic bishops, collectively and individually, has been extensive toward Trump’s two executive orders.

Bishop Joe Vasquez, acting as the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration chair, issued a formal statement after the release of the first executive order. “We believe that now more than ever, welcoming newcomers and refugees is an act of love and hope,” he said.

In an even more dramatic case, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told about 650 participants at the World Meeting of Popular Movements they they must “all become disruptors” in response to Trump’s policies. McElroy said  immigration is the “key [issue] we have to face in our local church at this moment.”

Chicago Cardinal Blasé Cupich, a Pope Francis-appointee, referred to Trump’s travel ban as “a dark moment in U.S. history.”

“The executive order to turn away refugees and to close our nation to those, particularly Muslims, fleeing violence, oppression and persecution is contrary to both Catholic and American values,” he said.

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez called the refugee orders “troubling.”

Dozens of other bishops have issued statements, written blogs or taken some other action against President Trump’s executive orders halting refugee flow for now. The harsh tone leads to questions that some bishops' concerns could be more driven by political and fiscal interests than by compassionate motives.

Government funding and Catholic identity don’t easily mix, say critics

Hudson and Arroyo are not the only ones concerned about how government contracts for refugee resettlement could be affecting Catholic policy on the thorny issue of immigration.

Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, says he believes the Catholic Church’s refugee resettlement programs in the U.S. don’t live up to the guidelines contained in Pope Benedict’s motu proprio,  “On the Service of Charity.”

The Population Research Institute (PRI) has researched and reported extensively on issues with Catholic identity and the U.S. Bishops’ Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and other programs.

“Pope Benedict, in his motu proprio, made it clear that Catholic charitable work should begin with the Mass and sacraments, work in conjunction with the local bishops and Church, and hire faithful Catholics to carry out the programs,” Mosher told LifeSiteNews. “It seems to me that these refugee resettlement programs fail on all counts.” 

“Here again, the Church is behaving as just one more NGO,” Mosher continued, “which Pope Francis has emphatically declared it is not.”

Lepanto Institute President Michael Hichborn has also reported extensively on the matter of Catholic identity pertaining to USCCB initiatives such as CRS, CCHD and other aid programs.

He concurred with the implications from the USCCB’s overwhelming vocal concern over the specter of the travel ban interrupting the inward flow of refugees.

"We never hear the USCCB complain about much except for the decisions to cut funding from the troughs feeding its social programs,” Hichborn told LifeSiteNews. “The USCCB cried the same sob-story over USAID and PEPFAR, despite the fact that they both work hand in glove for the spread of abortifacient contraception and condoms.” 

“The fact that Catholic Relief Services receives nearly two-thirds of its annual revenue from those agencies is most definitely linked to the lobbying efforts,” he continued. “So its concern over refugee resettlement is really no different.” 

Hudson summed up the concerns, concluding, “How can the Catholic Church be a free, prophetic voice when it has created a financial dependence on the federal government? Answer: It cannot!”

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THE  GREAT  APOSTASY
"Do not accept the fallacy that any man upon earth and mankind are gods. There is but one God. And no man shall set himself above his Master. O My children, cannot you recognize the signs of your times? The great apostasy is upon you!" - Our Lady, December 7, 1976 

USING  RANK  TO  DESTROY
"Those who have the highest places in My Son's Church are now using their rank to destroy the truth. You cannot build on the carnal nature of mankind, the fallen nature of mankind.
     "You must now, My children, read the direction given you by Saint John. He was given the prophecy of your times. You are in those days, My children, the days of apostasy." - Our Lady, October 6, 1975 

THE  SWORD
"Mankind shall feel a sword upon his world. The Eternal Father has endured your apostasy, your arrogance, your heresy much too long! As an errant and ungrateful generation given to sin and abominations of the flesh, you shall be forced to your knees by trial." - St. Michael, July 15, 1975 

TRAITORS
O ye of little faith, pride and arrogance in worldly knowledge! But you have closed the door to My sheep! Scattered them, become traitors to the Seat of Peter! I say unto you: You cannot understand, with all of your knowledge and your pride, the ways of the Eternal Father! There is a plan for each and every one of you in Heaven. You shall receive a just punishment for your arrogance, your apostasy, and your destruction of souls." - Jesus, October 6, 1978 

UNHOLINESS,  PAGANISM,  IMPURITY
"For I say unto you now, all bishops and cardinals, all that is rotten will fall. You consort with the enemies of your God for money and power, and they are waiting to pick your bones clean. You will not bring about a conversion of those who are presently apostate by compromising your Faith or changing the construction of the exterior lines of My Church; and by that I mean the physical appearance and the manner in which you conduct the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
     "Many are giving My Body in a manner that can only be called blasphemy. Many are accepting My Body in the Eucharist in a manner that defames the Divinity, and also promotes unholiness, paganism, and impurity of heart and actions during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass." - Jesus, May 26, 1979 

TURNED  AWAY
"Parents, protect your homes and your children. Give them a firm foundation of faith, for there will be many tears and gnashing of teeth in woe set upon the world by the agents of hell. Many catastrophes of nature, accidents that are not accidents, murders, robberies, fornication, immorality, and apostasy. These, My children, are the fruits of a generation that has turned away from their God." - Jesus, June 10, 1978 

MUCH  DISCORD
"Do you understand Me, My children?  I ask you not to abandon My Son's Church in the crisis of Faith* now, but to keep the Bark of Peter afloat.  I ask you not to remain silent when you meet with wrongdoing, but to speak out and act to correct a situation that is offensive to your God and destructive to your soul." - Our Lady, November 20, 1979 

* "We are at a moment of a crisis of the Faith, a crisis which has repercussions indeed on other domains, on our whole religious, moral and social life." (Pope Paul VI, Discourse of June 29, 1971, Documentation catholique, 1971, col. 706). 

STAY  AND  FIGHT
"My children, you will all recognize the faces of evil.  Satan has entered into the highest ranks of My Church.  Pray now for your priests:  your bishops, your cardinals, your clergy.  Many prayers are needed, for many are on, now, the road to perdition and taking many others with them.
     "My children, do not cast aside your sacramentals.  They are your armor in the days ahead.  Do not desert My Church.  Do not ignore it by the man who has stood there in ignorance or in pride and changed it until it will almost be unrecognizable.  I am still with you, My children.  Do not leave.  You must stay and fight.  In this manner, My children, shall the sheep be separated from the goats.  It is a form of cleansing." - Jesus, July 15, 1977 

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"Go forward, My child, now, and bring this message to the world: satan has entered into the House of God. He rules now from the highest places. The world and the Church of God is in deep darkness. Those who are in command—many have fallen away. Pray, My children, much, for with your prayers and sacrifices they, too, can be recovered." - Our Lady, April 13, 1974  

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