Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2241

CCC 2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.

Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants' duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens. <italics added by blogger>


Thoughts on how to handle when you find out your friends, teens, families are illegal? Obviously, mercy and compassion. But, we are called to love and serve and GROW in Holiness. We are not called to be enablers. And, if we were, we'd be sinning right along with those who came here illegally.