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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bishops: Why aren’t you resettling Christian refugees?

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Bishops: Why aren’t you resettling Christian refugees?
The money trail between the U.S. C atholic Bishops and the Obama Administration is becoming curiouser and curiouser.

As, indicates the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received a whopping $91,132,305 million in FY16 from the Obama Administration to resettle Syrian refugee migrants into the United States.

Additionally, the Obama Administration awarded The International Catholic Migration Commission(ICMC) $17,715,636 million in fiscal year 2016 to assist Syrian Migrants. Migration pays handsomely.

The overseas population of Syrian Christian refugees is estimated to be approximately 2.2 million. According to the U.S. Government, 10,081 Syrian refugees have been resettled into the United States. How many are Christian? Are you kneeling in your pew?

Only 56 of the resettled refugees are Christian!

With 2.2 million Syrian Christian refugees, why are only 56 allowed into the United States? The imbalanced and discriminatory preference for Muslim refugee status is blatantly evident in the data.

Why are the U.S. Catholic Bishops only assisting 56 Christians? Why aren’t the Bishops demanding that the Christians should be a majority of refugees settling in the United States? Why aren’t the Catholic Bishops, the voice of Christians who are persecuted and fleeing discrimination and death in Syria? Why aren’t the Catholic Bishops insisting that, as a condition of their extravagant federal grants, that persecuted Syrian Christians be represented in the majority of the refugees resettled into the United States?

Are they afraid to speak up for fear of losing their millions in federal grants? Have they received marching orders from the Vatican that they are not to advocate for Christians over Muslims? Are they following the actions of Pope Francis who returned from Lesbos with only Muslim refugees in the papal plane and left Christian migrants behind languishing in Lesbos? Why is the Catholic Church seemingly abandoning persecuted Christians who are desperate to flee persecution and resettle in the United States?

If the Catholic Bishops won’t fight for persecuted Syrian Christians, who will?

What’s going on?

Stay tuned to for the answer later this week. 

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Elizabeth Yore

Elizabeth Yore served on the Heartland Institute Delegation that traveled to the Vatican in April 2015 to urge Pope Francis to re-examine his reliance on UN population control proponents who promote climate change.  She is an international child protection attorney who has investigated several cases of clergy sex abuse of children. She served as Special Counsel and Child Advocate to Oprah Winfrey. She is the former General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and former General Counsel at National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.