Readers Speak Out: October 2, 2022

  • September 28, 2022

Historic wash out

I am having a hard time justifying renewing my subscription when The Catholic Register completely misrepresents the Royal Proclamation of 1763.

We can’t do Reconciliation without Truth. And in this case, I’m not quoting Pontius Pilate.



Trudeau gets it

The Sept. 25 issue letter from Michael Chard, “Right Error,” suggests that conservative Catholics who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine haven’t followed Church teaching.

Of course, Catholics need to be guided in making important moral choices by Church doctrine and pastoral letters, but in the end, they must ultimately follow their conscience.

So, the faithful aren’t bound to take any vaccine based on “pastoral advisability” or because the pope, the bishop or the parish priest thinks it’s the right or charitable thing to do.

With the increase in the number of adverse effects from the shot slowly being made public, it looks like those who resisted getting theexperimental jab made the rightdecision. It wasn’t an error.

Even pro-vaccine-pushing PM Justin Trudeau will remove the segregationist vaccine mandate. Thank God for that.



Distinctly erroneous

With regard to the Sept. 25 Catholic Register editorial, “Distinctly Indigenous,” it must be pointed out that Jesus Christ, the only Son of the Father, did not come to the Earth to be a pupil and a student at local Churches. He came to establish His Church, a holy, universal, everlasting Catholic Church that could not be modified by local leaders according to their expectations.

With the Catholic Church, there are two options: Follow it or forget it.


Scarborough, Ont.

Synodal false step

Michael Swan reported in the Sept. 25 issue that Canadians want a synodal Church, a listening Church, a welcoming Church, a hopeful Church. Swan quoted Fr. Luis Melo: “By its very nature the Church is synodal and by its very nature our ecumenical work is synodal.”

God, in the beginning, created humanity in His image and likeness, hence in accordance to the kind of community relationships and interactions within the Trinity.

Will the Church redefine herself according to the cumulative synodal understanding of what the Church should be despite the blueprint God had already set?

One can conclude that the early Christians’ view of synodality is personal, not academic, not process driven but Spirit driven.Their synodality is observant of the Spirit of Christ that He is the same yesterday and today and forever.

It is not based on democratic consensus to keep in step with the world, nor it is enforced by will of office, but according to the love and the plan of God for man.


Brampton, Ont.

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