"...Strength TOGETHER (primary purpose).
DO NOT BE SILENT (MAJORITY).
They are losing control.
POWER W/ THE PEOPLE.
GOOD V EVIL.
TRUST YOURSELF."- Q
@POTUS #MAGA #Dumbo #MPRaccoon #INNDays2018 #USCCB18 #MyFloridaBar
At #USCCB18, Bishop Edward Weisenburger just suggested implementing “canonical penalties” for Catholics “who are involved in this,” apparently referring to Trump admin’s recent immigration policies.
Aaaaand now Catholic Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has issued his OWN sternly worded statement about Trump’s immigration policies, accuses the admin of “using children as pawns” to implement “morally unacceptable” immigration policies.
The bishops are coming out strong. #USCCB18 https://t.co/9Rvrn7WnKy
Bishop Weisenburger "I also strongly support Cardinal Tobin." "Maybe it's time for us to look for canonical penalties [for those who are involved in separating parents and children at the border]" #USCCB18
+@JoeTobin takes to the floor after #USCCB18 immigration report recommends a delegation of bishops to go to the border and inspect detention facilities. He laments the "hardening of the American heart"
Kaboom! Cardinal Tobin of Newark: Our country is undergoing a “cardio-sclerosis”...a “hardening of the American heart,” and calls for a delegation of bishops to go to the border to inspect immigrant detention centers #USCCB18
"You are part of the Church, you matter, and we need you here."
- Pre-Synod delegate @KatiePrejean in response to @JoeTobin's question about the relationship of young adult women and the Church. #USCCB18
Cardinal DiNardo announces that +Vasquez and @ArchbishopGomez will begin looking into @JoeTobin's suggestion that the @USCCB lead a delegation to the border--receiving applause from the body of bishops at #USCCB18
In Februrary, the USCCB sponsored a National Call-In Day for Dreamers, resulting in 50,000 calls to Congress to support DACA. @ArchbishopGomez reports at #USCCB18. Here's an image used in the campaign.
On heels of another high-octane discussion on immigration by US bench at #USCCB18, absent from Lauderdale due to “C9” meetings with Pope, Francis’ lead N. American adviser @CardinalSean issues major statement terming Feds’ new enforcement tactics “morally unacceptable”:
Apostolic Nuncio Christophe Pierre uses his opening remarks at #USCCB18 to urge the US Bishops to listen to young people in advance of @synod2018. "Many young people desire not merely Catholic content but holistic formation"
From what I read from the gathering of the US Catholic bishops #USCCB18 about immigration and youth Synod, I think that this year 2018 could change something in the triangular relationship between the episcopate, pope Francis, and the Trump presidency.
At the start of #USCCB18, Cardinal DiNardo fired back at the #Trump administration’s recent decision not to allow women fleeing domestic violence to seek asylum in the US. @cwwhite212 has the story today on Crux. https://t.co/1S2sUrjUKW
Lots of talk about +Weisenburger asking about canonical penalties for those blocking #immigration reform. Set of tweets below (start at bottom) shows every situation is complicated. This was a discussion at #USCCB18 in Florida. #Mercy
@KatiePrejean killed it at #USCCB18. Clear, humorous, articulate, and faithful.
Katie, you made me proud to be a young Catholic today, and I thank you for that.
Also, I was totally vicariously geeking out about all the bishops through you.
We found this to be very true in the course of our national research -- it was a very consistent reflection from disaffiliated youth and young adults we interviewed. We go more in-depth at https://t.co/XtWEQ8wStd and in the research report. #catholicreserach #USCCB18 #youthmin https://t.co/jLfy90PRpF