- Making News: Is the Catholic Church Mixing Politics and Religion?
In his Lenten message, LA's Cardinal Roger Mahony yesterday called the Minutemen and others opposed to illegal immigration "hysterical." Congress is working on a bill to require churches and social groups to ask immigrants for documents before providing assistance. Mahony's vow to tell priests not to obey it has produced angry reaction and claims that he's mixing politics with religion. Father Thomas Rausch is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University.