Readers Speak Out: April 4, 2021

  • April 1, 2021

Lives deprived

The government of Argentina — a country that has given us Pope Francis — recently legalized abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. It has decided to break God’s fifth commandment — “Thou shalt not kill.” How shameful, disrespectful and irreverent.

Of course, it is not the only country that has legalized abortion. Our own prime minister is pro-abortion, euthanasia. Who told these leaders they have the power to change God’s laws? Do they realize they are just ordinary people who have been given the opportunity to do good things for their country and its people by obeying God’s laws?

The sad thing is that the innocents are the ones who are deprived of the greatest precious gift that God has given us — life.

Joyce de Gannes,

Toronto


Awaken spirit

I was considering ending my subscription to The Catholic Register, feeling it was not in touch with the changing times, and then I read your editorial, “A Hopeful Reality.” Here are just some of the lessons you listed, that we will have learned:

  • That “love thy neighbour” is a commandment that can and must be a living reality.
  • That a health crisis has exposed social and economic injustices that must be addressed.
  • That civic leaders must listen to the needs of faith communities and acknowledge the importance of spiritual as well as physical well-being.
  • One day, we will look back at this pandemic with gratitude that our faith helped see us through.

I feel that our lives will be changed in many ways, but with insight into the changes that must ensue. I trust that The Catholic Register will enlighten us in its pages and awaken in us a spirit to move ahead.

Virginia Edman,

Toronto


Good virtues

A recent letter to The Register said what a poor Catholic Joe Biden was. I really believe this was an unfair, untrue description of him.

Yes, he is pro-choice, which makes him less than perfect. But he has many good virtues.

He has signed an executive order to find the parents for children that were ripped away from their immigrant parents. He wants to pass a bill which doles out $1.3 trillion to Americans who are out of work. He has re-organized efforts to control the pandemic. At the age of 78 he could have lived a much easier and more comfortable life than being president of the United States.

George Meyer,

Prince Albert, Sask.


Be charitable

It is with great distress that I write you. We are practising Catholics with five children and 13 grandchildren who are also practising Catholics. We share and discuss your paper with them every week. We are all upset by the “Bad fruit” letter about Joe Biden (Jan. 31). We realize democracy is a safe place to share opposing views, but his letter is vitriolic.

I really believe in our society today that we should be espousing the motto of“in all things be charitable.” The young people of today are not hypocritical and are not as judgmental as our generation was.

Ginette McCallen,

Toronto

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