Cardinal Dolan on Bannon’s Church Remark: ‘Preposterous, Rather Insulting’

One of the six Catholic cardinals in the United States took issue with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s remark that the Catholic Church only supports immigrant-friendly legislation for economic reasons.

The saga began when Bannon sat down for an interview with CBS that is slated to air this weekend. During that interview, Bannon took a harsh view of the Catholic Church and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will end in six months.

“They need illegal aliens to fill the churches,” Bannon said. “It’s obvious on the face of it. . . . They have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration.”

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who leads the Archdiocese of New York, fired back on Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel on Thursday.

“You might imagine I was rather befuddled to see [Bannon’s comments],” Dolan said. “I don’t care to go into it, but I



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