Friday, February 9, 2007
When Dallas' Catholic Bishop Charles Grahmann spoke at a "Mass for migrants and refugees" recently, he smote the Texas city of Farmers Branch with the New Testament story of a family fleeing from King Herod.
"I often wonder if Joseph, Mary and Jesus would find a place in Farmers Branch," he said. "They would probably be told they would have to find another place."
The bishop was referring to a new city ordinance - still tied up with legal challenges and facing a referendum - that would make it illegal to rent an apartment to anyone who could not prove that he or she was in this country legally.
The bishop's comments stunned some of those leading the fight for the ordinance. They are Catholic and did not appreciate his message. Click here.