Readers Speak Out: June 19, 2022

  • June 17, 2022

Farrow informative

In her June 12 column “MAiD to Measure,” Anna Farrow presents an informative history of euthanasia legislation in Canada, showing the advance in sheer ghoulishness over the past seven years.

There is something bizarre about impatience for death on the part of people who will die eventually no matter what. Behind it is the unmistakable sneer of Satan and his contempt for the most sorrowful Passion and death of Christ on the Cross.

Lise Anglin


Progressivist pushback

A recent column by Fr. Ron Rolheiser makes me wonder whether we are exactly where we need to be at this time; that we are the early Christians living in an empire surrounded by paganism, hedonism and atheism.

We are not meant  to withdraw into ourselves but rather to lead the way with kindness, mercy and love. It wasn’t without suffering back then, and it won’t be easy today, to unveil the Truth, to lead the Way, and to give Life to those who are dead inside. But a great push back is starting on progressivism gone amok and it is up to us, to be the bright city on top of the hill, where everyone will want to live.

Evil cannot survive when it is surrounded by love.

Deacon George Jurenas

Streetsville, Ont.

Mighty wind monarch

Was it synchronicity that the culmination of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations occurred on Pentecost Sunday?

The monarch is God’s representative on Earth and receives gifts of leadership from the Holy Spirit. In the Bible, monarchs were anointed by prophets and the line continued by primogeniture.

Her Majesty’s picture-perfect reign offers an essential study in a world devoid of leadership. It is driven by deep faith, a sense of duty and a love for her people, a distillation of the theological virtues of the Holy Spirit.

Michael Dias

Markham, Ont.

Nix Francis visit

Although it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many to see the Pope up close, I do not think Pope Francis coming to Canada at this time on an Indigenous reconciliation tour is a good idea.

There is too much information missing regarding the residential school’s issue. We can look to the work of Dr. Hymie Rubenstein and other scholars for clarity on this issue.

To advise our Pope to come to Canada will make things worse for all interested parties including Catholics who will bear the brunt of anti-Catholic attacks, such as seen with the destruction of many of our churches last year.

Byron Perry

Oakville, Ont.

Schmalz kudos

Many thanks for the excellent June 5 article about Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz. 

I’m impressed by his non-confrontational creation of beautiful artwork to deliver a pro-life message.  

The sculpture conveys the message that the unborn child is a human being with inherent dignity made in the image and likeness of God. That’s very important in a culture that downgrades motherhood and the unborn through abortion. 

Claudio Ceolin  

Toronto, Ontario

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