Cardinal Dolan Bears False Witness Against Bannon


Breitbart: Dolan conceded that Bannon was probably correct when he stated the position of the Catholic bishops supporting the continuation of the unconstitutional DACA program was “probably not Catholic doctrine.”

However, rather than accepting the Constitution of the United States as the ultimate authority of law in this country, Dolan offered his particular interpretation of several phrases in the Bible as the ultimate source of jurisprudence in America.

I do appreciate the attempt to clarify his [Bannon’s] statement this is not an issue of Catholic doctrine and that the bishops are only giving opinion here,” Dolan said.

“As a matter of fact he may be right. It’s not an issue of Catholic doctrine because it comes from the Bible itself. We Catholics are people of the book,” he continued in his interview with Fulwiler:

“The Bible is so clear, so clear, to treat the immigrant with dignity and respect.

To make sure that society is just in its treatment of the immigrant is Biblical mandate.

It’s clear in the Old Testament my Jewish neighbors remind me of that all the time.

And it’s clear from the lips of Jesus when he said “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers you do to me . . . When I was a stranger–meaning an immigrant or a refugee– you welcomed me.”

As a matter of fact that’s one of the questions he’s going to ask us when we stand before him in final judgment. more …

Opinion: Ouch. The Cardinal is Biblically incorrect on several points:

Today’s Catholic doctrine was/is the work of Augustine, the 5th century AD Father of and Doctor (Teacher) of the Catholic Church. He inspired some—and confirmed all—of the major dogmas of Roman Catholicism that are not supported by Scripture.

Augustine believed and taught the real presence of Christ in the bread and wine in the Mass; that the Mass, including the Eucharist, was an ongoing immolation (sacrificial killing) of Jesus; that baptism is absolutely necessary for salvation; that Mary was sinless and a perpetual virgin; that the Apocrypha was part of the Old Testament canon; that the popes were a fulfillment of apostolic succession; that Christ would not literally reign a thousand years on the earth, and that all spiritual authority rests in the Roman Catholic Church. (source)

Dolan’s reference to Matthew 25:50 “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers you do to me” in no way should be interpreted to mean that citizens are justified in breaking the laws of their nation:

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.” Romans 13:1-2

Finally, those who accept the pardon that the blood of Jesus Christ provides will not stand in judgment for sin since their sins are forgiven, (Psalm 103:12; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 10:17) past, present and future.

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