Can Father Andrew Greeley be safely ignored?
Yes, he can. Apparently in addition to being a Catholic priest he's also a sociologist and an author of potboilers.
And, he's also a smear artist, as the column "Bigots forget own immigrant roots" shows. You see, we who oppose illegal immigration have dehumanized illegal aliens (what we "bigots" call "vermin"), much like the Nazis did with Jews. In fact, the "feds are easing this country ever closer to a police state" in which "brown people" are "oppressed" and "persecuted." "Immigrants" have no legal rights. Etc., etc., etc.
My only question is, is this guy a pundit or some mumbling street person found in a Hollywood donut shop at 3am?