In the many columns
posted on VDARE.COM about the Roman Catholic Church`s activism on behalf of illegal aliens,
writers have frequently asked if the church`s immigration advocacy is hurtful to its image among its faithful.
Three letters published June 7th in the Orange County Register
[Bishop Letters: Is bishop tending flock or agenda?
] indicate deep discontent with Bishop Tod Brown`s speech interrupting the Mass to deliver passionate pleas to the congregation to become politically pro-active in support of amnesty.[Catholic Diocese of Orange County"Immigration Statement"PDF
Parishioner Miguel Villasin noted that the Mass was also a confirmation ceremony for young men and women thereby making Bishop`s Tod Brown`s political grandstanding all the more inappropriate. Villasin writes
"I saw a few people walking out while he was speaking, and I would have, too, but I guess I was in too much of a state of shock that the bishop would do such a thing."[Bishop urges immigration change | Brown calls for overhauling U.S. policy during confirmation Mass in cathedral,By Erika I. Ritchie, June 5, 2006 ]
P.S. The letters also include one from Vietnamese
John Nguyen who says that learning English
is the key to success in America.