Losing the Moral Compass at Holy Name Cathedral

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Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune / May 12, 2010 

Father Brendan Curran, left, Pastor of St. Pius Catholic Chuch Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, joins Sister Eileen Reilly, School Sisters of Notre Dame, right, and dozens of other participants at Holy Name Cathedral, where representatives of varied religions gathered to denounce the recent passing of Arizona SB 1070, a state ant-illegal immigration enforcement law in Arizona. They held their faces behind empty frames and joined in the chant, "this could be me." They also called on the Federal Government to freeze non-felony deportations and move swiftly toward passing compassionate, comprehensive immigration legislation.

It had to happen. Religious leaders didn't take long to deploy their
biggest gun in the illegal immigration debate: morality.

As in, "You, me and everyone are morally required to oppose Arizona's
law empowering state and local law enforcement officers to ask, when
there is reasonable cause, for proof of citizenship."

Anointed they may be by their various denominations, but for them to
see any immorality in law enforcement officers asking for identification
stretches the word's meaning way out of shape.

When you start flinging around "moral imperatives," you are rolling
out the heavy firepower for people of faith. It is the ultimate cudgel
to club opponents of illegal immigration into submission. If you
disagree, it's proof that you are evil, a sinner and headed for hell
fire.

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  • being catholic i am saddened by this behavior. maybe the church should get back to saving souls and giving a moral compass to us. i love my church,although it pains me to believe no one there read this bill either. get off your high horse,its not that high any more

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