America's leading Catholic bishop, thanks to his see being in the capital of the world, vs. the best mainstreamish presidential candidate: Cardinal Dolan slams Trump's "virulent" immigration remarks.
Most of our bishops are fools politically, still hitching their wagons to social democracy. And you thought I live in the past. Anyway, this is why Dolan sounds like he's doing an impression of mainline Protestant political correctness. To give him credit, the ruling Christian heresy's easy to fall into, and he has a point about the church's universality; nationalism's not an absolute. We don't worship a nation or race. As I like to say, political tyrants hate the church because they can't own it. But people and the church are particular as well as universal. The parts of the universal church do best when they are the Church Local. Normal people are loyal to kin and community first. Liberals say they love humanity like God and the church do but they hate people; their "loyalty" leapfrogs over them as Steve Sailer says. They're snobs.
Trump's not perfect; on paper in many ways he's wrong. But the site Radix nails it: he acts like the U.S. is still a real country that matters, which is why he's mopping the floor with the opposition. (For our elite there are no more countries. They have no loyalty to us.) Impressive even if he's not serious.
Also, charity begins at home. A country's first obligation is to its citizens. Those entering illegally are stealing. A difference between the immigrants in question and our plucky Irish, Italian, et al. Catholic forbears at Ellis Island.
So US bishops have time to comment on secular politics, but they've kept quiet about the exposure Planned Parenthood has been getting over the past couple weeks. Not a word there.Hey! Shut up! Catholics have ARRIVED in American society, damn it! We won't let your moralizing take that away from us. American Catholicism's about socialism, soup kitchens, and cheering for Notre Dame football. So be open to the Spirit! Got it? Good! [/sarcasm]