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Bishops hail ‘Migration Week’ while flooding U.S. cities with Muslims

Somali refugees arrive in the U.S. at a rate of more than 800 per month, filing into more than 300 U.S. cities and towns from U.N. refugee camps such as this one in Dadaab, Kenya.

Somali refugees arrive in the U.S. at a rate of more than 800 per month, filing into more than 300 U.S. cities and towns from U.N. refugee camps such as this one in Dadaab, Kenya.

More than 25 percent of the thousands of refugees who come annually from the Third World to America are resettled in U.S. cities and towns by the Roman Catholic Church.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, operating through its Migration and Refugee Services division, resettled more than 22,000 refugees in 2015, with many of them coming from the Muslim-dominated countries of Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Afghanistan.

Since 1975, the Catholic Church has helped resettle more than 1 million refugees in America, making it the largest of the nine resettlement agencies that work for the U.S. government.

The Bishops are proud of this accomplishment and are celebrating it this week during the Catholic Church’s “National Migration Week.”

Some of the states where the Catholic bishops are most active in resettling Muslim refugees are Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, California, Arizona, Maine, Georgia, Nebraska, Illinois, Virginia, Kentucky, Washington, Texas and Utah.

The USCCB statement on National Migration Week noted that it provided “an opportunity to embrace the important work of continuing to secure the border, to welcome the stranger and serve the most vulnerable – all components of a humane immigration policy.”

At the same time the Catholic Bishops are placing Muslim refugees into hundreds of U.S. cities and towns, they have also been lobbying Congress for the U.S. to embrace the mostly Catholic Central Americans who have massed at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum.

“If you are a Catholic you are likely being bombarded this week (January 8 -14) with propaganda about welcoming the stranger,” writes refugee watchdog Ann Corcoran in her blog Refugee Resettlement Watch.

The Catholic publication Crux published an article this week highlighting the church’s work with refugees.

Another article on the work Catholic Charities of Minnesota is doing with Somali refugees appeared Jan. 10 in in the Catholic publication Patheos.

“We are the frontline for helping them find a place to live, establish a relationship with a landlord… getting them established with basic food and clothing, helping their kids get connected to school, helping them get connected to the available public benefits,” said Laurie Ohmann, senior vice president of client services and community partnerships at Catholic Charities of St. Paul-Minneapolis.

Get the new release former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is calling the “most important read of 2017.” It’s “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad” in which investigative reporter Leo Hohmann blows the lid off the dark side of refugee resettlement.

Silent on federal role in their work

But neither of the articles mentioned the fact that more than 95 percent of the Catholic Bishops’ budget for refugee resettlement comes from federal tax dollars. Nor did the articles mention that the Catholic Bishops, along with the eight other resettlement agencies, must sign a contract agreeing that they will never share their Christian faith with any of the refugees.

The federal government pays Catholic agencies $2,050 for every refugee they resettle in the United States. They also get numerous special grants for providing services to refugees, offering them help with everything from food nutrition and how to shop at American grocery stores to marriage counseling.

“It’s a long, glowing piece and not a single word about Catholic Bishops getting all that federal money, so the average Catholic parishioner is probably thinking ‘oh isn’t this great we Catholics helping all these refugees and isn’t this a nice thing we’re doing,’ when they have no clue this is going on,” said Corcoran, who is herself a Catholic. “They just do not grasp that their leadership in the Catholic Church is involved in all this federal refugee stuff.”

Pope Francis called on hundreds of children in Italy to stop fearing refugees.

Pope Francis called on hundreds of children in Italy to stop fearing refugees.

Resettlement agencies also provide travel loans for refugee airfares into this country. When the loan is paid back by the poor refugee, the Catholic Bishops and other resettlement agencies get to keep a percentage of the federal loan.

According to the 2014 annual report for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the organization reported total revenue of $85.5 million with $79.6 million or 97 percent of that coming from federal grants and contracts.

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The Catholics are by no means the only denomination involved in this deceptive “charity” program flush with federal tax money. The Lutherans, Episcopalians, Reform Jewish groups and evangelicals are doing the same thing. By accepting all this federal money, these Christian organizations end up compromising their faith, says Corcoran.

“I don’t understand why they’re not advocating for Syrian Christians coming to this country,” she said, noting that only 1 percent of the refugees coming from Syria are Christian. “But when you follow the money, you get your answer: If they want to get their federal grants they can’t be biased or swayed in their preference for Christian refugees.”

Compromising the faith

Carl Gallups, pastor of a large Baptist church in Florida and author of “Be Thou Prepared: Equipping the Church for Persecution and Times of Trouble,” also believes that churches involved in the refugee program are compromising their faith.

“I too, as a senior pastor of a thriving church, have been asked to compromise concerning helping people’ (homeless, etc,) by involving my church in government programs, but with the added caveat of ‘you can’t proselytize these people, if you take government money,’” Gallups told WND in an email.

He calls such Christian social activism “utter hypocrisy.”

“So, our church and its facilities, manpower, and financial assistance are good enough to be ‘used’ to assist the government in its endeavors, but our message of salvation is not?” Gallups asks. “I have always turned down such offers. We will minister to people’s needs without having our hands tied by government handout mandates.”

While the Pope Francis’s objectives are commendable, Gallups sees the application of those objectives as deeply flawed.

“How biblical are they, really, if we are actually prohibited, by government decree, from sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the refugees – the very message that compels the church to exist in the first place?” he said.

While the Catholic hierarchy quotes Old Testament scriptures about caring for the “stranger” in the land, that’s only half of what God commanded his people in Israel to do with regard to the refugee.

“Surely Yahweh instructed the Israelites to care for the stranger in the land, but didn’t he also expect them to point these foreigners to the one true God?” Gallups said. “Of course He did. That was His very purpose for bringing the stranger to the land in the beginning.”

Bad apples slip through the cracks

The U.S. State Department and its federal contractors continuously put out the refrain that refugees are “the most rigorously vetted of all people coming to the U.S.”

This mantra doesn’t square with the FBI statements, from Director James Comey and others, that it’s impossible to screen refugees from “failed states” like Syria and Somalia.

As the numbers of refugees caught plotting terror attacks continues to pile up, it becomes clear that Americans should listen to the FBI, not the State Department or its federal contractors.

Sam Rohrer, president of American Pastors Network and a former state legislator for 18 years in Pennsylvania, said the resettlement agencies have blood on their hands whenever they resettle a refugee who harms Americans. Recent incidents at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and at Ohio State University, for example, resulted in Americans being seriously wounded by Somali refugees who carried on jihad stabbing attacks. An Afghan refugee set off pipe bombs Sept. 17 in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, injuring another 29 people.

“Clearly many of the Catholic Church entities and certain other groups have been part of these resettlement programs that have worked hand-in-hand with the lawless Obama administration,” Rohrer told WND. He said the primary purpose for helping the poor and the needy and is the sharing of the gospel in the living water that Christ alone can provide.”

Get the new release former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is calling the “most important read of 2017.” It’s “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad” in which investigative reporter Leo Hohmann blows the lid off the dark side of refugee resettlement.

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