Pelosi: ‘It Should be a Sign to Us That Today’s Catholic Gospel Reading is the Good Samaritan’

CNS News | 7/15/2019 | Staff
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( - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) sent out a Tweet on Sunday noting that the Gospel reading in Catholic masses that day (Luke 10:25-37) included the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Pelosi then argued that President Donald Trump’s plan to have Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detain and deport aliens who have already been ordered deported by a court violates the principle that Jesus lays out in that parable.

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“It should be a sing to us that today’s Catholic Gospel reading is the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat them with mercy,” Pelosi said in the Tweet.

“Trump’s ICE raids today tear families apart—the opposite of mercy,” Pelosi said.

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The parable of the Good Samaritan does not talk about a person whom a court has ordered deported for violating the immigration laws. It describes the way three different passersby deal with a man who had been robbed and left half dead.

Here is the story from the Gospel of Luke as it is translated in the New American Standard Bible:

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And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and...
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