Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Archbishop Wuerl's Interview with The Washington Times

How could I have missed this interview in the Washington Times?

So, it is time to take a look at this interview.

The Archbishop predicts that Catholic schools in America will continue to close unless there are government vouchers. He states:

The whole idea of vouchers is that the money that we all pay in taxes for education should follow the child," he said. "The child is being educated at the school the parents decide on. Until that happens, we're just going to gradually see a continual challenge to the ability of the church to sustain all of these schools, particularly in the poorest, urban areas."

I agree but the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) continues to waste it’s time begging for money for textbooks (which was cut this year by the way), in-state tuition for illegal aliens and passing hate crimes legislation instead of identifying those who refuse to support vouchers and targeting them for defeat.

Unfortunately, the Archbishop knows what the end result will be but continues to push a failed strategy.

On the issue of illegal aliens, once again, the Archbishop continues to ignore the fact that they have broken the law by entering the country.

He asks if the answer is to round up all 10 to 12 million illegal aliens. The Archbishop knows that is impossible to do and that this is just a ploy to confuse the issue – just like the Archdiocese does via the MCC website.

But you can start by recognizing that they have entered the US illegally, penalize employers for hiring illegal aliens, refuse them any sort of assistance, not promote in-state tuition for the children of illegal aliens, check their immigration status when arrested, etc.

To be continued tomorrow...

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