Bannon: The Catholic Church Supports DACA Because They Need “Illegal Aliens” To Fill Their Pews [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in a new interview slammed the Catholic Church for its stance on immigration, saying leaders “need illegal aliens to to fill the churches.”

Bannon told “60 Minutes” that the Catholic Church has been “terrible about” immigration when Charlie Rose noted that Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York opposed President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“You know why? Because [they have been] unable to really, to come to grips with the problems in the church, they need illegal aliens. They need illegal aliens to fill the churches. It’s obvious on the face of it,” Bannon said.

  • SoCalGal20

    Why is 60 Minutes giving this asshole free airtime?

    • j.martindale

      Doesn’t bother me. When Catholics hear this stuff, it will get their hackles up, and turn them against the Nazi party.

      • Snarkaholic

        “The enemy of my enemy is my frien-wait, WHAT? They’re fucking with my MONEY??? I will DESTROY their evil asses!!!”

    • lattebud

      Maybe the general public will see what an ahole he is, as opposed to the messiah his followers believe he is.

      • WitlessProtection

        321 million people already know.

        • lattebud

          I would hope so. But, how many are truly paying attention?

          • David L. Caster

            Or vote.

  • safari

    He should consider makeup as a part of his routine everyday.

    • Todd20036

      He should consider not getting out of his bed as a part of his routine everyday

      • Snarkaholic

        He should consider a few gallons of absinthe as a part of his everyday routine (does the ensuing paralysis include a person’s jaw)?

        • safari

          Now I want to dye him green and call him evil Shrek

          • Tawreos

            Not cute enough to be Shrek

        • Dot Beech

          Let’s be honest. He should consider guzzling a few gallons of anti-freeze.

          • clay

            It’s got what plants crave!

    • Bluto

      I’m trying to figure out what his face is spackled with.

      • Tawreos

        Evil and hate

    • Adam King

      He should consider hiding in the shadows and staying away from cameras and microphones.

    • Tawreos

      He could try actually trying to be human every day and that might clear up his issues.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      I feel weird looking at him and there not being a big red web of alcoholic flush spread across his face

    • ByronK

      And use Homer’s makeup gun.

  • Todd20036

    Gannon is a Nazi, and the only immigration Nazis like are from European countries.

    THere’s your freaking answer 60 minutes.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Why is 60 minutes giving airtime to a psychopath?

    Next up, we’ll be having a discussion of Black Lives Matter with David Duke followed by Casey Anthony’s childcare tips.

    • Todd20036

      And dating tips with Bill Cosby.

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    • safari

      …neither of those things seems improbable anymore?

    • TJay229


    • Frostbite

      Simple, ratings. 60 minutes lost its integrity years ago.

      • Butch

        Too much of 60 minutes has been hackery; I remember in particular a breathless piece about Amazon’s plans to deliver by drone. I don’t watch it anymore.

    • Mark McGovern

      My take on it is that Bannon was a key player in the administration, and his rise and fall is newsworthy. When news organizations only interview one side or another, they are diminished.

      The question is not so much who they interview, but how well the interview is conducted.

      • David

        I’m not convinced there’s a fall, I think he’s just “working from home” and out of the public eye.

        • Mark McGovern

          Valid point.

        • He had access to classified information for six months and now is back at Breitbart. Let that sink in.

          • RoFaWh

            I wonder how much of that classified info he sold to Putin?

      • tristram

        Bannon is absolutely correct that the RCC has failed to ‘come to grip with the problems in the church.’

    • Dan M

      CBS was afraid NBC and Meghan Kelly would grab him first like they did Alex Jones.

    • kaydenpat

      Lol!! It’s all about ratings.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Casey Anthony. That horrible, horrible bitch.

    • IDavid

      Everybody in politics is a psychopath. Like duhhhh.

  • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

    Broken clock, twice a day…

  • kareemachan

    It’s obvious that bannon is still a dick and stinging from being shown the door in

  • Rex

    And the GOP needs white nationalists to vote Republican.

    • lattebud

      And suppress the votes of anyone who is not white and registered as a Republican

    • JayRock


    • crewman

      Yes, chase that shrinking demographic hard.

      They have demonstrated their eager willingness to disenfranchise voters who are not likely to vote for them. And there’s pretty solid evidence they were willing to commit treason to win a Presidential election. So expect more really nasty tricks from them going forward. We will fight them every step of the way.

    • kaydenpat

      They surely do which explains why Trump only plays to that base.

  • Michael R
    • RoFaWh

      “Fungal” would seem to be an appropriate adjective for Bannon.

      • JCF

        Fungus Among Us.

  • clay

    I hope they continue to narrow their base and purify their party.
    May Steve’s return to publishing support this, bigly.

  • Tawreos

    I wonder how long it will take Trump to notice that his old friend is attacking part of his base?

  • Adam Schmidt

    Oh yeah… PUH-LEZE keep this one up Bannon! While the official Catholic Church doctrine has some pretty right wing stuff in it (women’s roles, birth control, abortion, HIV prevention, not to mention everything LGBT), the American Catholic Church tends to be far more left wing (ESPECIALLY the nuns). To the point that it causes conflict with Rome on a fairly regular basis. So pretty please with sprinkles on top, keep antagonizing Catholic Republicans who are already on the fence with all your white supremacist, anti-women, and anti-LGBT crap.

    • GayOldLady

      Nearly every catlick I know, which is my entire family, voted for trump because of Abortion, while knowing full well that he hated Latino immigrants, despised Muslims, would likely rescind DACA, etc. The left wing bent of the RC has evaporated into thin air over the years. And the nuns are powerless in the direction of the church. It is an organization basically run by very old white men, of white men and for white men. Women and minorities are just pawns in the acquisition and consolidation of power, who themselves have no power in the church.

      • Adam Schmidt

        I understand what you’re saying but I think it’s more complex than that. Pre-Vatican II faithful really are that conservative (my dad still wishes they did the mass in Latin). Post-Vatican II faithful tend to be a lot more open minded and aren’t as comfortable with everything Rome does.

        A Pew Research Center report released in September of last year found that 87 percent of American Catholics who go to church on a regular basis said that contraception was either morally acceptable or not a moral issue at all. They’re also split on transgender use of public restrooms.

        There’s also the very large group of people who call themselves Catholic but aren’t regular about attending mass and that group skews heavily left compared with those that attend regularly (64% of all U.S. Catholics say homosexual behavior is either morally acceptable or not a moral issue at all compared with about half of those who attend church regularly).

        For what it’s worth, my mother and father fall into that group that wishes everything would go back to pre-Vatican II standards where women were silent and queers knew their place (hell). My sister however while conservative on many issues still sides with me on LGBT issues (she’s 56 so not exactly part of the younger generation).

        • GayOldLady

          I was raised in the pre-vatican II catholic church, so I know the mindset you talk about very well. While there may be some softening on social issues like marriage equality, and birth control among parishioners and parish priests, the church itself does not reflect that softening nor does it reflect the well documented medical considerations concerning BC or Abortion. It is as homophobic now as it was in the 1950’s no matter how Pope Bennie tries to sugar coat his words on the issue. I have no doubt about the sincerity of most people who practice catholicism, but the religion itself is a drag on society. It’s a money making proposition that doesn’t practice what it preaches. It is worse than Joel Osteen or Pat Robertson or Franklin Graham in it’s audacious accumulation of wealth. It’s history of crimes against humanity, including it’s own congregants, is well documented. Our world would be a better place if people could see through organized religion and understand that it takes much more than it gives and give it the heave ho.

          • Jeffg166

            I was raised 50’s per-Vatican II catholic. It didn’t work for me. I quit the cult 51 years ago.

          • GayOldLady

            A&E has a series that’s in it’s 2nd year exposing Scientology. Leah Remini an ex-Scientologist is exposing scientology for the lie that it is. Although there are few comparisons between Scientology and the RCC, they are similar in their empty promises, their greed and their acquisitions of property and wealth throughout the world. Every time I watch an episode I think of the RCC during it’s heyday of wreaking havoc on the world, especially the world of non-believers and wish there was some way to expose the RCC, but it’s too large and too well connected. Like every religion that preceded it, it will eventually burn out and be replaced by some other sort of mythical mumbo, jumbo.

          • Adam Schmidt

            Oh we’re in complete agreement there. The rank and file are softening but the the administration of the Church is just as “old white men” as ever and is a net ill to society. It claims to do all sorts of “good work” but when you actually look at how much of a dollar donated to the church goes to someone in need, it’s one of the least effective charities out there. If you really want to help someone you’re better off giving that money to virtually anyone other than the Church.

            And as for Rome, they’re as reactionary and conservative as ever. I fear they’re going to get worse though with the next Pope. The only areas of the world where Catholicism is on the rise are Africa and Asia and they’re VERY conservative. If we get an African Pope next time (which is very likely), we’re going to see the Church go hardcore right. What I don’t know is how European and American (North and South) Catholics are going to respond to that kind of shift. I don’t think we’ll necessarily see a schism but I do think we’ll see a drop in attendance as quite a few either just leave the Church and do private observance or go to something else like Lutheran or Episcopalian.

          • Steve Smith

            An African Pope should rapidly empty the already sparsely populated pews here in Europe. The young only go to church for funerals. A lot of weddings, even here in Italy, don’t take place in church. I think a lurch to the right will be another nail in the coffin of Catholic influence in Europe. Plus, the Liberation theology catholics have their home in South America and won’t take kindly to a hard-right Pope either.

          • Adam Schmidt

            I understand but I think the Church is caught in the middle. European and American Catholics skew a bit more left but their numbers are going down and have been for decades. African and Asian Catholics tend to be very conservative and they’re the only groups that are seeing their numbers go up. They can try to repair things with the left wing side of the Church but risk losing the Africans and Asians either to schism or to another church and the best it will do is slow the decline in the West. Or they can give in to the conservative elements, lose the West, and cement their hold in Africa and amongst Asian Catholics.

            Pretty much every predominately Catholic country in the West has legalized marriage equality while Africa is still criminalizing homosexuality and has been talking the death penalty. These are not compatible viewpoints and the Church will have to pick a side. The question is will they go with the group that’s on the decline or the one that is still on the uptick?

          • Pierre

            Please, the eye-burn, make it stop.

            It’s = it is
            Its = possessive

          • GayOldLady

            Please, Grammar Nazi! Get on back to your khaki pants wearing, tiki torch crew.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Very, very disappointing to read.

  • It’s important to have recordings of interviews with guys like Steve Bannon so teachers in the future can show them to kids and tell them “Whatever you do, try to be less horrible than this.”

  • Bluto

    I was wondering who the next target was going to be after the Dreamers. Fuck you nazi bannon, don’t make me defend (gag) catlicks.

    • kaydenpat

      Catholic doctrine is anti-gay and patriarchal so I’ll never defend them.

      • Bluto

        It would be difficult to loathe the catlick church more than I but will not condone any nazi action.

    • ChrisMorley

      Bannon is only castigating katlick bishops for being Dreamer-positive.

      In the pews the majority of white katlicks vote GOP/tRump under pressure of “Right-To-Life” propaganda.

      • Bluto

        You’re right. For me it’s determining which group is overall more evil; catlicks or nazis.

  • Joe in PA

    Hmmm, how many times can he say “illegal aliens” in one sentence? I think it was a contest between Bannon and Beauregard Sessions.

    That really fires up the base, eh guys?

    • GayOldLady

      Yep, old Beauregard spouted “illegal alien” quite a few times in his DACA press conference the other day.

      • Joe in PA

        I think I saw it live here on JMG, but then yesterday I heard it again when listening to a NPR 1A podcast. He must have said it 5 or 6 times. Pig.

        • GayOldLady

          He could have said “undocumented workers” but instead chose the right wing fear mongering “illegal alien” over and over again. It was so obvious that he was speaking directly to Trump’s base.

          • Joe in PA


          • David Walker

            Relishing every syllable and delighting in ruining people’s lives.

    • Tawreos

      By calling them illegal they make it OK to hate because they are criminals breaking the law not people trying to find a better life.

    • zhera

      It just won’t do to remind the base that those illegal aliens are in fact people.

  • BeaverTales

    They Need “Illegal Aliens” To Fill Their Pews

    Just like the Evangelical Protestant churches need angry white people to fill theirs?

    I’ve always thought the alt-right movement in the US,Canada and Australia is angry at LGBTs because they blame us for driving the white birth rate down in the face of increased immigration of non-whites, a demographic trend that developed after racially and religiously driven mercantilism and colonialism collapsed 150 years ago.

    Since Europe stopped having so many wars and has relatively low poverty, white European immigration is relatively low compared to Hispanic, Asian and African immigration and birth rates…if you ever browse Stormfront chatrooms, the primary thing that they fret about is the birth rate of “pure” white people.

    • Adam King

      Who would want to have their nasty babies anyway?

      • Karl Dubhe

        There’s a reason people like Steve King argue that some ‘rapes’ aren’t really rape.

        When they do it, they don’t want it to be a crime.

      • -M-


        No one’s forcing them into “interracial” marriages*, the racists are pissed that other people aren’t being forced to live by their values and praise all the stupid evil garbage they say.

        *Other than the fact that they’re as “mongrelized” as the rest of us.

    • Joseph Miceli

      “You will not replace us!”
      No, no one is replacing anyone. We are becoming something new and the Nazis just don’t want to change.

  • GayOldLady

    Bannon never lets an opportunity pass to prove that he’s a heartless SOB. Still, it’s interesting to know he’s a Catlick, it’s also interesting to hear him say how the church profits from undocumented immigrants and may I add, the church especially benefits with immigrants from Mexico because so many of them are RC. The RC in the US is declining in numbers and power and it definitely needs all the congregants it can find.

    • Snarkaholic

      And clergy. I’ve read that enrollment for new priests is waaaaay down.

      • GayOldLady

        Vocations to the priesthood, as the church calls them, have been falling for years. In a society where people are more and more free to be themselves, hiding out in the priesthood is no longer a good idea. Not only have vocations to the priesthood tanked, vocations to all “religious” orders have tanked. The only way they’ll ignite new vocations to the priesthood is to allow married men, gay men and women to become priests.

        • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

          I suspect the only reason we have female pastors in other Christian denominations now is about the lack of men taking “the call.” It really isn’t about equality.

          • GayOldLady

            I agree!

        • Nixon is Lord

          Same for the nuns? There are more nuns over 90 than under 60. And even the “progressive” ones are whiter than cream cheese-very unrepresentative of their church’s membership.

      • Smokey

        But Latinos traditionally don’t contribute many men to the priesthood.

        • Joseph Miceli

          They do if “Mario” or “Pedro” is gay and can’t function with a woman. Suddenly, he feels a devotion to the church rather than deal with the repercussions he’ll get from his family of dirt poor farmers.
          Stereotype? Yes, but that scene used to be how the church staffed itself for thousands of years. Since the sexual revolution here in the West, enrollment has been dropping. At my Uncle’s funeral, the Catholic priest was from Bolivia.

    • CanuckDon

      He’s a loathsome monster but I have to admit it’s refreshing to hear a great smack-down of the church on a major network news show….and by someone on the Right who was a key player in the White House no less.

  • zhera

    Bannon, dear. Why won’t you spare the make-up artist the agony of touching you, and just put that hood back on. You know, the white, pointy one. You worked closely with Donnie, so you know that there’s no make-up that will cover up evil seeping out of your pores.

  • bambinoitaliano

    So now he is going after the Catholic church? I suggest he rid of the cooties in his own stinking body before he set his sight on anyone else. He reminds me of Ralph Wiggum from the Simpson. His father is a cop that I imagine to be an abusive asshole the level of Roy Moore and Sheriff Grady Judd. And you can deduce where his hatred and asshory came from.

    • BeaverTales

      The KKK and Nazis have always disliked Catholics and hated Jews. Simply being white was not good enough for them…

      You have to be a white Protestant with a mainly northern European genetic heritage as judged by your facial features, skin tone, hair color and eye color…preferably tracing your ancestry to one of the British Isles, Germanic and Scandinavian nations.

      Slavic and southern European inclusion is a new thing for them. It only began 100 years ago.

      • Smokey

        The NYTimes had an article a few months ago about “white” identification. Essentially the % stays fairly the same as immigrants assimilate. In the past groups like the Irish or Italians weren’t white but now are. The implication is that Latinos will follow the same path.

    • Beagle

      Must disagree. Ralph Wiggum doesn’t have a malicious bone in his body. Bannon is closer to Jimbo.

      • bambinoitaliano

        They are very meek as children. It’s the build in that exploded once they gain their independence. You know the common statement made by neighbors of serial killer after arrested as being nice and quiet?

        • Beagle

          I see Ralph Wiggum growing up to be a guy that wouldn’t harm a flea. Employed in a low- or no-skilled job that he doesn’t do very well, but at least he tries. Liked by everybody, in a slightly condescending way.
          Milhouse strikes me as most likely to become a serial killer.

          • Keroleen

            I’m not sure Milhouse would go that far, but he definitely strikes me as potential MRA material if he falls in with the wrong crowd.
            Personally, my money’s on the Flanders kids. They wouldn’t know a normal childhood if it walked up and bit them – one of them’s bound to snap.

  • Gene Perry

    Straight-up anti-Catholic Klan rhetoric.

    • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

      The Klan is not anti-papist now…as long as they are white. They are happy to join up in the abortion clinic protests.

  • margaretpoa

    Why would 60 Minutes lend legitimacy to a Fascist pig like Bannon? Sorry but I remember when they had integrity and didn’t give their platform to leaders of hate groups.

  • Joe Smith

    Let’s see if there is any OUTRAGE from Brian Brown or Bill Donahue about Bannons anti-catholic statement.

    • margaretpoa

      There won’t be. The biggest qualification to be conservative after hating is being a giant hypocrite about it.

    • Jamie Brewer

      I doubt there will any outrage as Catholics barely register on the “Christian Meter” anymore ….. Only Evangelicals can claim to be Christians in the US today…

    • JCF

      Thing is: what Bannon hates, is the pro-immigrant, pro-BROWN PEOPLE Roman Catholic Church (as exemplified by Papa Frank). I’m not sure Brown or Donahue hate the “Papa Frank Catholic Church” any less! [They’re all about Pope Palpatine (aka Benedict 16)]

  • Christ. What an asshole.

  • skyweaver

    I just realized I have no idea what Bannon’s actual voice sounds like. I keep hearing Parseltongue on my head, though.

    • zhera

      I’m thinking Gollum, only deeper and grungier.

      • skyweaver

        He loves and hates Trump like he loves and hates himself

  • ChrisInKansas

    I do like that CBS doesn’t even care enough about him to spell his name correctly.

    • clay

      I look forward to his slide to Anon.

  • Michael White

    Oh, honey, it is not good to fuck with Holy Mother Church. she has been offing people for well over 1500 years. she has it down to a science.

  • canoebum

    As if they hadn’t already been filling RC churches in Latin America! Has this guy ever been to any part of the Spanish-speaking Western Hemisphere?

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    Too funny!
    Bannon doesn’t understand he too is an illegal immigrant.
    He certainly is not a white one.
    This is what happens when one throws crap around.
    Coming to terms with his own shit IS his problem.

  • Do Something Nice

    While I don’t like defending the Catholic Church because of the harm they’ve done in 2 millennia and continue to do, there is a strong ‘social justice’ ethos among many in the church hierarchy and among most Catholics I know.

    Bannon just crossed the line for the 1,000th time, but this time, it is going to push him and his hateful opinions back to the margins of society, where they belong.

    • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

      Social justice for some, not all.

  • Sam_Handwich

    can we please stop pretending these nazi assholes have something to say that’s worth listening to? kthxbai

    • DonnaLee

      I like that he’s essentially throwing down the glove to American Catholics…you can be with Trump, or you can be with the church. That works in the Democrats favor, since if that group either changes their voting habits, or doesn’t vote regularly, it’s a huge nail in the local/state elections.

      The longer he’s around to cause trouble, which is seen by everybody… the better and sane choices look on the left.


    No surprise this Nazi is a Catholic ; They go together Adolf and Eva.

  • Acronym Jim

    The makeup department at CBS is fantastic; you can barely even see the gin blossoms.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Unfortunately, they had to use so much he’s heading toward looking a bit like a wax figurine.

    • trouble94114

      Forget Makeup, this required the boys at Maaco to get out the bondo and chop gun before they applied the $99.00 special.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: I think another person will eventually leave the administration, Gary Cohn.

    “President Donald Trump is leaning against picking Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, to lead the Federal Reserve, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

    The president had previously said he was considering Cohn among other candidates. He also said he is considering the possibility of renominating Janet Yellen, who has led the Fed since 2014.”

    Oh boy, with Gary probably kicked to the side, I really hope Janet gets the job over some random flunkie.

    • b-b-but Jr’s emails!
    • Tomcat

      He might pick her so he can appoint another to her position and have control of interest rates.

      • clay

        He has three seats open in addition to the Chair. There are plenty of opportunities for him to effect monetary policy (badly).

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Cohn, Tillerson, possibly even Kelly or Sessions. There’s no shortage of people who would be leaving soon if Trump could afford to fire them. But he can’t. They’ve run out of qualified people, or at least people who could pass a confirmation hearing even if not totally qualified, that are willing to work for this administration.

  • Tomcat

    Bannon looks dead, his eyes have nothing in them.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Say, wouldn’t he and Dick Cheney make a fun couple?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Such a weird coupling would certainly explain a mutant spawn like Milo.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Meth-hole says what?

  • Joseph Miceli

    This is what makes Bannon so dangerous. He’s right about just enough shit to get into your head. He is 100 percent correct about the Catholic church needing immigrants from less developed countries to fill the pews and flesh out their priesthood. Lots of African and South American priests have made inroads into America because Americans are simply not joining like they used to.
    The fallacy is that, just because Bannon is right about the Church’s pandering, it does not invalidate the Church’s stance on the dignity of immigrants. It certainly doesn’t justify Bannon’s draconian solutions…nor Trump’s.

    • Tomcat

      Gee, are not Christians guilty of the same thing.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Yes, but I was talking about Bannon. If you want me to make a list of Christian hypocrisy, you and I would starve to death before I’d finish.

    • GayOldLady

      Well said Joseph.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Good Morning!

        • GayOldLady

          Good morning Joseph!

  • netxtown

    Steve Bannon and the Cathoic Church? Can’t defend either of them. They are both corrupt.

  • Friday

    The Church ought to realize it’s chosen its bedfellows… poorly.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I know we used to refer to Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, and justifiably so. But this guy is so much worse. I literally feel chilled to the bone when I see a picture of him. He’s such a dark, evil, empty shell of a human being. “Cynical” would be an improvement for him.

    • bzrd

      we have two wars that are still going on started by guess who???????????
      “Darth Vader”
      at an incredible drain of human life and $$$$$$$$$$$$

    • StudioTodd

      Cheney = Darth Vader.

      Bannon = Darth Sidious.

    • Cuberly

      …add to that the fact that he’s a magnet attracting clones of himself to fill the editorial desks at Breitbart. Some are even worse than he is.

  • People4Humanity

    CBS’s makeup artist deserves an Oscar for Bannon’s transformation into a human.

    • RoFaWh

      Bannon has NOT been “transformed into a human.”

      Far from it.

      He may look a little less unhuman, but he’s still the same old pile of shit inside.

  • Kelly Lape

    Who’d have thought a man associated with the KKK would attack the Catholic Church. Won’t change a thing though, the Catholics will still vote with the White Nationalists because of hate. It’s the Christian thing to do, don’t ya know.

  • Dan

    The Catholic church supports something for selfish reasons? Thanks 60 Minutes for stating the most obvious shit in the world while quoting the most obnoxious source you can find. Job well done.

  • beergoggles

    Gotta love it when bigots fling shit at each other. I’m rooting for injuries.

  • Christ on a cracker. What the fuck is 60 Minutes doing talking to that alky?

    • Mike

      Hell’s bells, 60 Minutes is shit. That’s the show on which Lara Logan staged a “Benghazi” hoax to help Republicans torpedo Hillary Clinton. They are not honorable people or ethical journalists.

  • Thorn Spike

    Gin-soaked wackadoo says what?

  • Mike Rasor

    Or, you know, this is one of the few issues where they actually paid attention to the Bible.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Oh, goody! Bannon’s on the verge of being declared “excommunicate AND anathema!” Haven’t heard that in awhile!

  • Andymac3

    Steven ‘KKK’ Bannon versus The Catholic Church, nothing to see here, just two religions arguing over who hates the most.

  • The Klan was anti-immigration mostly because the largest bloc of immigrants at the time were from Catholic countries, mainly Ireland and Italy. That anti-immigrant/anti-Catholic meme still shows up in the alt-right as seen in this interview.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • JWC

    Good old Alt Right ” if you say it it must be true”

  • RoFaWh

    Oooooo! Bannon found himself a makeup artist who was able to hide the herpes lesion at the lower left corner of his mouth!


  • The_Wretched

    “Living corpse” Steve Bannon. He needs the adjective. It’s not surprising he’s pushing for an Apocalypse. he’s dead.

  • Robincho

    “It’s obvious on the face of it…”

    What’s obvious on the face of YOU is that you remembered the spackling but forgot the Visine…

  • TCinBerkeley

    Bannon is just pissed that as a Catholic himself, he has to occasionally sit in the same pews as those brown people.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    His white hood is showing.

  • fuzzybits

    Drink another gallon of alcohol you ass!

  • ColdCountry

    I agree with Dolan? What is the world coming to?

  • John

    so much makeup that he looks like a frosted cupcake.

  • Galvestonian

    What the hell is Bannon doing ? How to lose Republican voters ? Something like 25% of the population of the U.S. is Catholic and close to 50% of them voted Republican. Slam the Catholic Church at your peril.

  • Craig Howell

    Much to my surprise, Bill Donohue of the notorious Catholic League has actually criticized Mr. Bannon. Here’s his official statement, FWIW:


    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a remark made by Steve Bannon that will air on “60 Minutes” on Sunday:

    There is nothing wrong about criticizing
    the bishops for any position they take on public policy, though when
    invidious motives are ascribed to them, such conjecture is unacceptable.
    That is what Steve Bannon has done with regard to their statements on

    It is certainly true that most of the
    bishops promote a liberal position on illegal immigration. That is open
    to fair criticism, but to say that their motive is to “fill the
    churches” is inaccurate and unfair. Indeed, it feeds the worst impulses
    of anti-Catholics. The bishops are making their case based on their
    compassion for the dispossessed.

    Is the compassion overwrought? Is it
    dismissive of the rights of those who have waited legally on line to
    enter the United States? Is it insensitive to the abuses of power
    exercised by President Obama to deal with this issue? Is it neglectful
    of a whole host of cultural and economic issues attendant to illegal

    There are many legitimate issues that
    can be raised about the approach that the bishops have taken, but not
    among them is the old saw about filling the pews. Besides, if filling
    the pews were the driving force, only a delinquent pastor would choose
    to attract those least likely to donate to, and most likely to draw on,
    parish funds.

  • JCF

    Bringing anti-Catholicism back to the Klan!

    But seriously: what w/ all the conservative Catholics (aka “Popoids”, as I call ’em), it’s definitely Break Out the Popcorn Time!

  • leastyebejudged

    Still plenty of slimy Catholics that support him.

  • Nixon is Lord