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Cong. Steve King v. Pope Francis

Pope Francis went to Lampedusa and encouraged all people, and especially Catholics, to end their indifference to the fate of immigrants.

Cong. Steve King of Iowa, who is a Catholic, goes on Univision and says that what happens to the undocumented is "not my responsibility."

I am not in favor of denying anyone communion because of a political stance they take, but if I were the pastor at King's parish, I would be tempted, like the bishop at confirmation, to give him a slap on the cheek before he receives the Blessed Sacrament. Be sure to read just how coarse and hoary his comments are. 

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