Comment: Religious Freedoms And Immigration Laws - Unjust immigration laws violate fundamental rights of US citizens - in addition to violating human dignity of those who have to live under them - immigrants and US citizens alike. Archbishop Rodi of Mobile, Alabama eloquently illustrates this principle as it applies to religious freedoms by showing how it is impossible for a Christian to practice his religion under Alabama's immigration law.
"This new Alabama law makes it illegal for a Catholic priest to baptize, hear the confession of, celebrate the anointing of the sick with, or preach the word of God to, an undocumented immigrant. Nor can we encourage them to attend Mass or give them a ride to Mass. It is illegal to allow them to attend adult scripture study groups, or attend CCD or Sunday school classes. It is illegal for the clergy to counsel them in times of difficulty or in preparation for marriage. The law prohibits almost every activity of our St. Vincent de Paul chapters or Catholic Social Services, if it involves an undocumented immigrant, it is illegal to give the disabled person a ride to the doctor; give food or clothing or financial assistance in an emergency; allow them to shop at our thrift stores or to learn English... This law attacks our very understanding of what it means to be a Christian... No law is just which prevents the proclamation of the Gospel, the baptizing of believers, or love shown to neighbor in need."
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