Letters to the Editor
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TO THE EDITOR: As Christians who fight for social justice our efforts need to be taken to a higher level. Year after year, as we drop off canned goods to food closets and soup kitchens, legislation is being passed that increases the poor amongst us to record numbers. Income disparity is at the highest level since the gilded age of last century. more
TO THE EDITOR: Prior to and after the election of Pope Francis newspaper articles and television reports have consistently referred to the election of the “Roman Catholic” Pope by the “Roman Catholic” Cardinals. The fact of the matter is that Francis is NOT the “Roman Catholic” Pope and he was NOT elected by the “Roman Catholic” Cardinals. more
TO THE EDITOR: Regarding, Carol Wilcox’s letter of March 28 (“It’s time to put down our stones”), condemning others is clearly wrong; however, the widespread misuse of the “do not judge” passage is too. more
TO THE EDITOR: The celebrated female foot washing on Holy Thursday by Pope Francis has elicited glee among a number of Catholics who interpret this gesture to be the first step (no pun intended) toward the priestly ordination of women. more
TO THE EDITOR: It is ironic that our new pope, Francis, was elected right before the gospel reading of the adulteress being stoned and Jesus exhorting the men to put down their stones unless they are without sin. more
TO THE EDITOR: Now that we are fast approaching "Holy Week," perhaps we could tone down the rhetoric where we all join the side of perfection and continually make Judas out, as if he were the only one who betrayed Christ. more
TO THE EDITOR: I would like to encourage Father Connors to continue writing his reflections on the Eucharist (Staying close to the altar, March 21,2013) in which he refers to the role of the ordained priest in the celebration of the Mass. more
TO?THE?EDITOR: In his letter last week in response to the column “A Lenten Fast Acceptable to the Lord,” by Tony Magliano, Robert Midura expresses the idea that charity by individuals, not government, is the key to helping the poor. more
TO?THE?EDITOR: Am I the only one scandalized by the picture of a priest holding a woman in a backless dress (in the newspaper’s recent coverage of the “Dancing With the Priests” fundraiser at St. Elizabeth Parish, Bristol? more
TO THE EDITOR: In his Apostolic Exhortation on the Word of God, Pope Benedict XVI wrote about “dark” passages of the Bible; those passages which, "due to the violence and immorality they occasionally contain, prove obscure and difficult.” more
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