When I read Quinton Amundson’s April 28 article “St. John’s closures ‘canonically unsound,’ ” I couldn’t help thinking that it reveals another instance of the Church trying to evade its responsibilities to victims of sexual abuse.

I have very much missed the God’s Word on Sunday column by Fr. Scott Lewis the last three weeks. I hope his column will soon return. Over many years my husband and I have looked forward to reading it every week before attending Sunday Mass.

Anne Jankulak

Thornhill, Ont.

(We’re listening – the Editor.)

I was shocked by the headline on the April 21 issue of The Catholic Register.

As Alex Schadenberg points out in his April 28 Verbatim article, the commitment of the federal government to State-sponsored killing has gained astonishing momentum. Though promoted as mercy, the program looks more like an economically motivated cull. No doubt Canadians who are alive are more expensive than Canadians who are dead.

Lise Anglin,

Toronto

(But…we save the whales – the Editor.)

Growing up, my Aunt Louise was at our house for every major holiday. My sister and I slept over at her house when my parents were moving. To this day I get nostalgic about Dr. Pepper for the simple reason that she let me drink it.

I’ve often said the dumbest place I’ve ever been is university. Said often tongue in cheek, when I see what is happening on campuses across North America right now, it’s really not that far off base.

The issue of a guaranteed basic minimum income (BMI) is again before the public thanks to a bill before the Senate that would implement such a national income support program. It would be too much to say that poverty is a front-burner concern. Reducing poverty is almost never a major issue for most of the population. It seems only those who suffer poverty or have experienced in the past know its debilitating effects.

We’ve often heard that someone “read their way into the Catholic Church,” but have we ever considered that we can read our way out of something negative? I can attest to the possibility, because I basically read my way out of decades-long radical feminism.

In its April budget this year, the federal government pledged a $5-million fund to “combat residential school denialism.”

Pope Francis’ address to members of the Global Researchers Advancing Catholic Education Project meeting in Rome on April 22, 2024

It might have been appropriate to raise the white flag of Ugly Ville over the April 23 meeting of the Toronto Catholic District School Board.