(NCR Online) On the most recent episode of ETWN’s “The World Over,” George Weigel voiced his displeasure with the Mass at the border celebrated last week by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Bishop Gerald Kicanas, and the members of the Migration Committee of the USCCB. Weigel also gave his take on the meeting between Pope Francis and President Barack Obama, which, as I pointed out Friday, was tendentious at best.
“It’s not clear to me how holding Mass in these circumstances can be anything other than politicized,” Weigel said. A bit later, he added, “To turn the Mass into an act of essentially political theater is something I thought we had gotten over in the Church, no matter how noble the cause might be.”
And, as a further indictment of the bishops’ statements on immigration reform, Weigel concluded, “It’s not clear to me that the principles behind a Catholic approach to immigration reform have been well articulated at all.” [More]