Readers Speak Out: October 13, 2019

  • October 10, 2019

More good news

I want to congratulate you for the inspiring writing you choose to put in The Catholic Register.

In the 1980s, when I was working in the diocesan centre in Timmins, your journal was so negative. 

If you have to report some bad news or  bad behaviour, please keep it for the last page of the paper. There is lots of good news and good people nowadays.

Theresa Guillemette,

Timmins, Ont.


Cruel treatment

I am thoroughly upset and disappointed by some of the events that are happening in the United States. The president and his cohorts have taken many young children from migrant parents and placed them in cages. Parents are also locked up in horrible conditions.

Is this a pro-life activity? Where are the Church leaders in America, Canada and the world? Why is there no uproar against this kind of treatment?

If this were happening in the developing world, our churches would be writing and complaining about the treatment of these people. You and they should be doing this. 

Yet how often have you seen a Church leader talk about the treatment of these migrant families? 

They should be exposing this abhorrent and cruel treatment of migrants and their children.

George Meyer,

Prince Albert, Sask.


Christian principles

Re: Faith has its place in federal election (Sept. 29):

I share Charles Lewis’ dream to see “a party leader who is not afraid to risk losing — who will build an election platform based on Judeo-Christian principles without apologizing for it.” 

As much as I agree with him, another area of society must contribute to help a party leader take such a stand. He must be steeped in those principles in his parish. 

Very few parish priests speak about the current Judeo-Christian issues of the country, such as abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, pre-marital sex, adultery, homosexuality, etc. 

So far I have heard of only two bishops in the United States who have refused communion to politicians. 

How can a party leader expect support if acceptance of the Judeo-Christian doctrines have not developed even in his own parish? 

Rufino Ty, 

Brampton, Ont.


Abuse forum

It is interesting that the Archdiocese of Toronto geared up for the federal election with a debate (between federal politicians). How wonderful if they had a forum like this dealing with the sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy. 

Communication was very limited during this time and we are all still feeling the repercussions of the coverup.

Ginette McCallen,

Toronto, Ont.

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