I’d like for Bishop Soto to know that I do not equate murder of children through abortion with the immigration and poverty issues. Why he thinks they are somehow equal, I will never know. America is not Sudan. Mexico is also not Sudan. I am considered under the poverty line in America, and look, I’m on the internet. Imagine that. Considering the emphasis given on the mention of poverty here in a USCCB statement that quotes Bishop Soto, one might say he actually is putting poverty in precedence over the murder of children.
From the USCCB:
“Our culture of life begins with a love that binds us to the hopes and joys, the struggles and the sorrows of people, especially those who are poor or any way afflicted,” said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, chairman of the bishops’ domestic anti-poverty effort, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). “We march with immigrant families toward a society made stronger and safer by their inclusion. We embrace the mother and her unborn child, giving to both of them hope and opportunity. We measure our own health by the quality of care we give to those most vulnerable. We labor with those whose work is burdensome.”
The campaign will promote awareness about domestic poverty with updated statistics on the Poverty USA landing page on the USCCB website (www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/povertyusa/), as well as resources including an interactive poverty tour and a newly-launched presence on Facebook (www.facebook.com/povertyusa).
The CCHD’s community organizing that is often used to build up resentments in society is not a solution for poverty in America. Been there, done that, USCCB. Rick Santorum knows better. The bishops should read his book: It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. They might learn something about what the real “root causes” of poverty are. It’s definitely more Catholic than the CCHD plan.
I’m praying that the bishops will bend down from their thrones and hear the cries of the unborn (and my own children who do without many things materially, but who do not lack for love and who pray for an end to abortion) and stop this nonsense of pushing community organizing that benefits the Party of Death. Enough!