Last week, the cardinal also sat down for an interview with MSNBC, and spoke candidly on the Church’s stance on several U.S. policy issues.
He spoke first about the need for immigration reform in the United States. “The Catholic Church is -- we call her Mother Church -- and she's traditionally welcomed the immigrant. We are a Church of immigrants, so we're particularly sensitive to the rights of immigrants," he said.
The cardinal went on to say that a policy that divides families, that drives people underground, and that requests soup kitchens to ask for documentation before providing food, shelter, and medical care is an unjust policy. "That's not right, that’s not Catholic, that's not Christian, that's not religious, and it's not American. The bishops are adamant on that," the cardinal said.
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