[interviewer:] Giving a sandwich to a hungry man could theoretically be a criminal act.If he knows that they didn't intend it to be enforced in the manner that Mahoney has been representing it, hasn't he admitted that he's been misleading his flock? Why didn't he simply urge them to clarify that provision in the bill?
[Mahoney:] Absolutely. Let me just give a couple of examples that are so absurd, people just say, "What?" The one I used was, since we have undocumented people who come to our churches, do we now ask to see documentation before we give them the body and blood of Christ? People got that as an absurd implication. The other side yells, "That's not what we mean." Well, that's not what they intended, but if you tease it out to its extreme, this is what it amounts to, this kind of nonsense.
What I'm trying to do is to encourage Catholic legislators to understand the issues and to come up with a just, humane policy that works for the good of the people and the country.If that's truly what he wants, then he should completely oppose illegal immigration instead of supporting it. His position is clearly immoral because of what it leads to:
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