John L. Allen Jr. interviews Roger Cardinal Mahony on immigration and all I can say is that I hope the Cardinal went to confession after the whoppers he told. For one he says "Absolutely" that giving a hungry man a sandwich is criminalized under the Sensenbrenner bill. I guess he has paid just as much scrutiny to the actual text of the bill as he does the GIRM. Maybe he is appealing to the spirit of the Sensenbrenner bill.
He later goes on to say that there is almost no middle class left. He also says that a good Catholic could not vote on this bill, though being the generous person he is he also says he wouldn’t deny them Communion. I also wonder since apparently he is on such close and cozy terms with Sen. Boxer and was able to get her to come around to his view on having a comprehensive immigrations bill that he might mention some other subjects since is such a fervent supporter of the Culture of death.
There are some aspects of what he says that I partially agree with. He says we need a comprehensive bill, because after the general amnesty in 1986 that congress didn’t address the rest of the problem. Though his five points of what a comprehensive bill required doesn’t include the obvious one of preventing people from coming into the country illegally in the first place. More like we are at fault for attracting them in the first place.