Readers Speak Out: March 15, 2020

  • March 12, 2020

Railway blues

The Register gives de facto support to the protesters who shut down crucial rail lines and disrupted the lives of untold thousands as a nation was held hostage by illegal protests against a legal pipeline. Notably absent, as it was in the CBC or most regional rating-hungry TV news programs, was any interview with Indigenous Canadians among the 20 bands who support the pipeline. They support it because it represents a real opportunity to lift themselves out of devastating poverty.

Forgetting that all the elected chiefs and most hereditary chiefs among those bands endorsed the pipeline, such news outlets focus on the militant minority and the climate-change activists who manipulate them.  

If The Register and various Catholic organizations truly care about our Indigenous enjoying a standard of life  they are absolutely entitled to, then they should focus attention on efforts being made among the Indigenous to improve their own lives, despite the meddling by the climate-change cabal and university activists.

Mario Loreto,


Trash talk

Re: Is Trump’s pro-life talk a mere mirage? (March 1):

Is Bob Brehl being merely provocative or deliberately silly? Talk about a predictable, jejeune analysis of Trump’s mind and actions regarding pro-life!

Brehl does not seem to have the slightest clue about the American president’s views, beliefs or actual accomplishments, other than the tired trash talk emanating from anti-Trump sources like the Washington Post and The Guardian. It would help if he read more widely.

Dan Di Rocco,

Markham, Ont.

Such wisdom!

The article by Bernadette Timson in the Feb. 24 issue surprises, and I am somewhat taken aback by its reflected maturity, clarity and instructive ability. Such wisdom from a 21-year-old!  

The world needs more of this. It needs it to help counteract the growing (galloping?) obscenity, vulgarity, etc., that is more and more an accepted part of life and in particular the anything-goes entertainment industry.

More, please.

Patrick Hunt,

Ottawa, Ont.

Past sins

Re: A lesson for all of us in Vanier’s downfall (March 1):

I think Glen Argan’s article is meant to offer some compassion on a sensitive topic. However, I must admit, I am wondering why those ladies felt a need to make accusations after so much time had elapsed, and even after his death. 

Is it just the Zeitgeist of our age that past sins have to be dug up? Would we even have a St. Augustine or a St. Paul, St. Mary Magdalene or even a St. Dismas if they died in our lifetime? 

I hope Vanier repented, especially as he grew older and wiser, which I feel he likely did. I think with his true humility he will not care if he is not canonized; he will only want to delight in God’s presence. May his soul rest in peace.

Iona M. D’Cruz,


Trump attack

If The Register is going to start debating politics in its paper, it should provide a writer to present the other side of the story. Bob Brehl can not twist his head around why a Christian would ever vote for Donald Trump. 

My mother told me not to judge someone on their words, but rather on their deeds. Trump has done more for the faith and the Church than any other politician in this generation, yet many Christian writers attack him.

How sad to attack a politician who isn’t afraid of being pro-life, pro-Israel, pro-Christian, pro-public prayer, etc. He is not perfect by a long shot, but none of us are. 

Deacon George Jurenas,

Streetsville, Ont.

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