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Repentant persons can reveal Lord’s mercy Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Have you ever noticed that among thousands of women saints who are virgins, and several great men saints who repented of fornication, there are no unambiguously historical canonized women saints who were neither virgins nor married, except, traditionally, Mary Magdalene?

One might confusedly wonder if Jesus is above all for virgins, not sinners, and if such women should pin their hopes on purgatory.

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Put people first, then environment Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In writing about Pope Francis’ opinions of climate change, the writer in the December 15 issue of the Catholic Herald quoted the importance and opportunity of “stewardship of our earth in human solidarity.”

Not once in the article is there a reference to conserving LIFE. Other quotes in the article are also vague.  “Avert deterioration by human activity.” “Outstanding academic and research institutions make a vital contribution in the years ahead.” “Scientist work free of political, economic, or ideological interests.” They must “build a cultural model to confront the challenge of climate change.”

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We must have health care for all Americans Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

What will we Americans do to save 53,000 American lives every year? Twenty-seven million Americans could lose coverage in the first year of repeal of the Affordable Care Act, according to the Congressional Budget Office. This is in addition to the 26 million who did not have health insurance in 2015. A Harvard School of Public Health study finds that for every thousand people without health care, one dies each year.

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Thanks for help with Rosary Crusade Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

We want to thank the Catholic Herald for the publicity before our recent Rosary Crusade. We had a wonderful turn-out.

Our thanks go out to Fr. Peter Auer, who led the Rosary, including the Glorious Mysteries and Benediction afterwards; to the Fourth Knight Knights of Columbus Marie Assembly 1150 of Jefferson; and many others who helped with readings, songs, and setting up the chairs, including the ladies of the Council of Catholic Women, who provided the lunch.

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