Nolte: Those 40-Foot Vatican Walls Are Logs in the Eyes of Bannon-Bashing Bishops

Settled in the middle of Rome, Vatican City serves as the Catholic Church’s headquarters and is also the Church’s very own 110-acre sovereign state. And while you are always welcome to enter St. Peter’s Square, that is as far as you are ever going to get.

The rest of the city, the remaining 99 percent, is literally surrounded by what President Trump might call “big, beautiful walls” — some as tall and mighty and imposing as 40 feet.

Is it nice to be allowed into St. Peter’s Square? Is it welcoming? Sure, about as welcoming as a neighbor who keeps you on their front porch.

Oh, and there are also guards and checkpoints, and what I am sure is a whole bunch of high-tech surveillance equipment that would stop a James Bond.

Nevertheless, because the Catholic Church doesn’t already have enough problems…

/From behind those mighty walls, Americans opposed to legalizing and incentivizing illegal immigration are attacked as “reprehensible,” as un-American, as betrayers of the Faith and Christ’s own teachings:

The cancellation of the DACA program is reprehensible. … This decision is unacceptable and does not reflect who we are as Americans. … As people of faith, we say to DACA youth – regardless of your immigration status, you are children of God and welcome in the Catholic Church…

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As I wrote back in 2015: You first, Pope Francis. Tear down these walls!

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