Cardinal Marx on blind hatred towards refugees

naamloos“This can’t be true: the mother and child in a rubber boat in the Mediterranean are a threat to me? I can’t accept that. Weapons threaten me. The unrest in the Middle East threaten me. Collapsing states threaten me. Hate and violence in our society threaten me. But not the mother and child in a rubber boat.”

When he’s right, he’s right.

Image courtesy of Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur on Twitter.



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I'm a 37-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.