RIGHT NOW at NRN w/Michelle Malkin: People Need to Hold Church Leaders Accountable
Why is the Church involved in immigration policy? Is it based on humanitarian concerns? Actually, Christianity as a whole is not involved. But the Catholic Church is, and the reasons behind it are spelled out meticulously in Michelle Malkin’s new book, “Open Borders, Inc.” In her interview with NRN, Michelle tells us the reason behind the Pope’s constant attacks on President Trump.
NRN interviewer Stephanie Dillon stated her discontent for the Church as a Catholic. Malkin responded, “Many people within our church, I am a Catholic too, have gained an increasing awareness of just how deep pocketed the financial interests are within the Vatican, and with this horrible Pope Francis who…anointed himself the leader of the anti-Trump resistance, pretty much every day waking up for something in the headlines as a pretext to be able to attack our president, and by extension, of course, to attack American sovereignty. That is the intended goal, I think, of a lot of these left wing social justice warriors in pretty much every major Diocese in America.”
US Conference of Catholic Bishops is Very Heavily Involved in the Open Borders Movement
Since President Trump took office, we have heard frequently from Pope Francis on the “inhumanity” of enforcing US immigration laws, and his displeasure with the concept of a wall. Malkin says there is an ulterior motive behind it all. Money. “I do trace a lot of the money… And again this is not going to be new, the general idea that the US conference of Catholic bishops is very heavily involved in the movement, the political movement, partisan political movement to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens,” Malkin told NRN.
Malkin continued, “It’s not new to ‘woke’ Catholics that the goal here is to fill the pews. But I think [it’s] the amount of money that’s filling the collection plates and being funneled to everything from an illegal alien shelter network that stretches from Central America to Mexico, into the country, to the billions that are reaped by many many sub-organizations under the Catholic bishops for the refugee resettlement program.”
Michelle Malkin says of the Church’s predilection for financial gain using other people’s money that we really need to hold these leaders accountable. “I really try to break down those numbers for people to make them more aware of how they need to hold their own church leaders accountable for squandering all of their hard earned tax dollars and bucks that they put in those collection plates that’s not going to their neighbors and friends, and fellow citizens. ”
Pope Francis’ Obstinance Towards Scripture and National Sovereignty
In March 2019, the Pope said: “There is the temptation to a culture of walls, to raise walls, walls in the heart and on earth to prevent this encounter with other cultures, with other people. And whoever raises a wall, whoever builds a wall, will end up as a slave inside the walls he has built, without horizons.”
The Pope has said similar things on many occasions. In March 2017, he said: “I invite you not to build walls but bridges, to conquer evil with good, offence with forgiveness, to live in peace with everyone.” Democrat congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have mirrored the Pope’s sentiments, claiming Trump’s desire for border security is “sinful” and “immoral.” Michelle Malkin notes Pelosi and Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, “The fact that Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden haven’t been excommunicated from the church and are welcomed as commencement speakers at Notre Dame or Georgetown is appalling. ”
In spite of the Pope’s antipathy toward President Trump’s policies, there are many Catholics in the US whose beliefs on immigration do not align with his. They believe the Pope is using theology for political or financial gain, and do not understand his opposition to the enforcement of our laws. Michelle Malkin has spoken to many of them. She tells NRN of the growing sentiment of Catholics nationwide: “There are a few notable leaders, renegades within the Church who have criticized the open borders faction that has such a monopoly at the top level. And I quote one of them who was a black Catholic bishop on the east coast who lambasted this whole open ended welcome the stranger perversion. And he said, ‘Well, Heaven has a rather strict immigration policy.’ The selective reading of scripture by so many of these open borders bishops has been appalling to immigration enforcement Catholics. ”
Scripture Speaks of the Need to Respect Civil Law
In Malkin’s book, she points out the glaring inconsistencies between the Pope’s personal lifestyle and his directives to Church members. The Vatican is a 109-acre nation-state, surrounded by a fortress of walls dating back to the third century. The 140-man Pontifical Swiss Guard protects its entrances and walls, provides VIP protection and surveillance, and employs both lethal and non-lethal weaponry. They provide personal protection for the Pope, traveling with him, while carrying the same armor-piercing rounds used by SEAL Team Six, and presidential protection units worldwide. In short, he never need fear for his personal safety.
Malkin speaks of several scriptures that contradict the Pope’s views on immigration, and warns that we can’t even guarantee freedom if we can’t guarantee sovereignty. “Many parts of scripture talk about the need to respect civil law and civil order, and without strong walls, you can’t have strong countries. If America is not a strong and sovereign country, we certainly can’t guarantee religious liberties to Catholics or any other denomination for that matter. I think for a lot of rank and file, conservative, limited government Catholics there’s so much that the Catholic elite has done wrong, and this is just one aspect of it. ”
According to Malkin, in Open Borders, Inc., Pope Francis has used verses from the Old Testament to support his views on immigration, one of which is Exodus 22:21: “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you yourselves were strangers in the land of Egypt.” He conveniently leaves out the biblical examples of walls used by Nehemiah, David, and King Asa. These walls were erected to protect the people and the lands, sometimes at the specific command of God.
Another biblical directive that remains unrecognized by the Pope is that of following the laws of the land. Romans 13:1: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.” This is not the only scripture the Pope seems to be ignoring in favor of open borders policies sure to destroy any nation.
I Peter 2:13: “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the King as supreme, or to governors…” Our immigration laws are very specific, and the Pope is encouraging lawlessness. No harm will come to the Pope if our society is overrun, or if our education and healthcare systems collapse under the weight of mass immigration.
Various Catholic Organizations are Funded by the American Taxpayer
Malkin lays out a stunning and detailed case for the financial motivation of the Catholic Church to encourage unfettered immigration. These Catholic groups, who actively lobby for open borders, are not wholly financed by Church members’ tithes. They are largely funded by the US taxpayer: The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) oversees entities named Migration and Refugee Services, Justice For Immigration, and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. There is also the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Charities. All are supported with tax dollars, and all promote “open border” policies.
Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin of the Providence, Rhode Island diocese issued a statement in support of driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants: “to welcome immigrants into our midst,” because “these immigrants will enrich America and its Church (Enrich being the operative word.).” As Catholic Church membership has significantly declined in America so, too, has its income. Millions of Catholics left the Church over the pedophilia scandals, and membership in organized religion as a whole has declined.
Michelle Malkin tells NRN she noted something that hit the Church hard during the pedophilia scandals. “I note that when the cover-ups of the pedophile scandals were first erupting, obviously got a lot of mainstream press coverage because it serves their own narratives and purposes, what you had was rank and file Catholics who were disgusted by that conspiracy burning their collection envelopes. ”
Malkin states that there is a direct connection between the Church’s open-borders policies and its desire to maintain not only revenue, but the political power that comes from large membership. Since a large percentage of South American immigrants are Catholic, allowing unfettered entrance would naturally increase the Church’s US membership – especially if the immigrants are assisted by one of the Catholic entities named above.
Michelle Malkin: “We Have to Have an Inside the Church Grassroots Revolt”
USCCB contracted with the US government to provide refugee resettlement services. They work under, and are financed by, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of State. They are the “largest non-governmental refugee resettlement agency in the world.” They resettle 20,000 refugees each year into the interior of the US. Michelle Malkin tells NRN: “I think we need to have a replay of that [burning collection envelopes] because…the catholic church itself and… the wretched refugee resettlement… between those two things, if you haven’t completely burned every last donation envelope I don’t know what you’re waiting for. We have to hold these people accountable, and it will take people like you, and your viewers and followers to raise their voices.”
Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch estimates the USCCB took in half-a-billion dollars in taxpayer funds between 2008 and 2017. Refugee resettlement doesn’t appear to be a charitable effort at all. Malkin contends that the “open-borders business of the Catholic Church is less about love, hope or charity than it is about cold, hard cash.” Malkin told NRN that the way to make a powerful statement is to hit the Church where it hurts most. “We really have to have a sort of inside the movement, inside the Church, grassroots revolt here. That’s how there was accountability finally with regards to the pedophile scandals and remember, the only way that you make these people change anything is if you hit them in the pocket books.”
Subsidizing an Open Borders Agenda
Justice For Immigration is akin to a left-wing activist group that promotes acceptance into the US of large numbers of refugees. They advise, “Positive examples of migrants and their communities should be promoted and fear-based narratives that prey on the insecurities of the native population, condemned.”
Sounds very similar, if not identical, to the Democrat Party narrative that for some reason, anyone who believes in following our immigration laws is fearful of “brown people” or people who look different from themselves. This argument is the most offensive of all, implying that a character defect is inherent in anyone who believes immigration should be a methodical and monitored process.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is another social-justice, “anti-poverty program” for the Church. It is actually a left-wing political activist group whose roots trace back to Saul Alinsky and his book, “Rules for Radicals,” and is not involved in spiritual ministering of any kind. It trains community organizers for “social change,” and is where President Barack Obama learned many of his skills.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is made up of 2,300 attorneys and paralegals who assist with resettlement, appeals, deportation proceedings, etc. Basically, it’s a major provider of free legal services to illegal immigrants, and is also heavily involved in political advocacy on their behalf.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) says it serves “the poor and vulnerable overseas,” as well as Catholics in the US. One example of its work was to provide “critical support” to Syrian Muslim refugees in southeastern Europe, with monthly cash allowances and the renovation of shelters. Its 2017 total revenue was more than $1 billion. CRS was opposed to, and testified in Congress against, President Trump’s threat to cut foreign aid to South American countries who would not help control the caravans.
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) has a mission to “reduce poverty in America.” It raises billions of dollars and employs 65,000 people who work on affordable housing, health, welfare, employment, and immigration/refugee resettlement.
Prosperous Nations Do Not Remain Prosperous With Open Borders
All of these entities overlap to some degree, and billions of dollars flow through them. Church members need to understand that their offerings, and our taxpayer dollars, are subsidizing an open-borders agenda through the Catholic Church. The Church has a vested interest in keeping people moving through their gargantuan system.
Pope Francis says that all migrants must be welcomed by prosperous nations. He never addresses the obvious fact that prosperous nations do not remain prosperous with open borders. It’s mathematically impossible. Nor does he mention how the Catholic Church prospers from illegal immigration. Much like Nancy Pelosi in her walled-off estate in San Francisco, the Pope is just another globalist with an agenda, speaking from his throne in Vatican City.