For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Mark Steyn Seeks Sanctuary From "Sanctuary Cities"

Yesterday, Mark Steyn came out with one of his best columns so far this year, IMHO. It deals with the three teenagers murdered recently in Newark, NJ by an illegal alien who was already out on bail for a barroom assault and the rape of a 5 year old; but is mainly about the media and politicians' reluctance to deal with the root cause: illegal immigration. Here's an excerpt:

America has a high murder rate: Murdering people is definitely one of the jobs Americans can do. But that's what ties young Malvo to Jose Carranza: He's just another killer let loose in this country to kill Americans by the bureaucracy's boundless sensitivity toward the "undocumented." Will the Newark murders change anything? Will there be an Ioefemi Hightower Act of Congress like the Matthew Shepard Act passed by the House of Representatives? No. Three thousand people died Sept. 11, 2001, in an act of murder facilitated by the illegal-immigration support structures in this country, and, if that didn't rouse Americans to action, another trio of victims seems unlikely to tip the scales.

You can read the full article by clicking here.