Sunday, August 14, 2022

Myra Flores & Faith, Family, Country Homily

Father Nathe Homily was based on  Luke 12:49: “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!." Father Nathe explained how Jesus talked about His desire to have the world follow Him.  Father Nathe mentioned U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores, “the first Mexican-born member of Congress, run on a Faith, Family, Country Campaign - That is, the right priorities and the associated challenges:  How can a person choose faith over hir or her own family.  Is that even possible.

“I am pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-America. I am the American dream.”
-  Mayra Flores 

The first Mexican- American ever elected to Congress.

Born in Mexico, Flores immigrated to the United States when she was 6 years old and became a legal citizen at 14. She won her seat in Congress last night in a special election held after a Democrat in that district resigned.

She is the first Republican to win a seat in the Rio Grande Valley in over 150 years! 

Father Nathe went on to conclude that faith is family, indivisible. Hence, the decision is not either or.

For the record, "fact-checkers" immediately after Flores was elected, they
 got on the story:  When "fact-checkers" want to split hairs to rain on cobservatives' parade

"Although Flores, who was born in Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico, is the first Mexican-born woman elected to Congress, she is not the first Mexican-born member of Congress."

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