Readers Speak Out: June 12, 2022

  • June 10, 2022

See and do

It seems Lise Anglin’s letter to the editor regarding my article of May 15 did not take into consideration the advisory committee report on racism and discrimination in the Canadian armed forces, let alone the audience to whom it was directed. 

I find it disturbing that her closing remark “Faith is not a way of life but a way of seeing” contradicts the blessed mystic, St. John of the Cross.

His treatise on Faith and the Theological Virtues specifies it is about the “activity” —  the “living out” — of faith and the virtues in one’s life that prevents them from being a passive attribute like seeing. 

Seeing, especially if taken to mean knowledge and understanding, is passive. Faith is meant to be an activity of our lives, not merely something to think about, which seems to be the finality of what Lise Anglin is suggesting. 

The world is already too full of those who do nothing more than see, stare and look around. 

Fr. Tim Nelligan

Ottawa, Ont.


Mute Milloy

I am shocked and disappointed that The Catholic Register would run the May 15 column about voting in the Ontario election, “Catholics can’t just leave politics to others,” by John Milloy, a former MPP who is pro-abortion.

Jim Hughes

President Emeritus of Campaign Life Coalition

Vice President of International Right to Life Federation


More, Milloy

I agree completely with almost everything John Milloy says in his May 15 column.

However, it’s sad if his political background makes him fall at the final hurdle when it comes to climate change. It would be more helpful if people who don’t know much about climate change or climate change solutions would please stop giving “expert” opinions about it.

Climate advocates know there are many solutions, but we lack the political will to change. The effect on the Canadian economy of embracing the new clean economy would make the missing oil and gas economic income puny by comparison.

Every tenet of Catholic social teaching is breached by our passive acceptance of the climate crisis. That is what Pope Francis has been trying to tell us.

Caring for our brothers and sisters, and for Creation, is what we are doing when we care for the climate.

Cathy Lacroix

Toronto


Shoo the Blue

Regarding Peter Stockland’s May 22 article, “Voters Lose When Political Debate Stifled,” what is the definition of all parties?  And why wasn’t the Blue Party at least invited to participate?

If the Blue Party or the Ontario Party had been invited, there would have been a debate. There is no way Doug Ford would have allowed them to represent the right side of the political spectrum without him present. It would make their position much more solid for any right-wing voters who will not vote NDP, Liberal or Green.  

Joseph Plut

Alliston, Ont.

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