Readers Speak Out: January 15, 2023

  • January 13, 2023

Hope springs

I wonder if there will be an editorial entitled “Hope for 2023?” 

Two years ago, protecting human life in the womb did not lead the list, let alone warrant a mention, Last year, it was mentioned in passing. 

Any bets where (or even if) it lands on the new list?

Ricardo DiCecca

Burlington, Ont.

(Ask and you shall receive - the editor)

Prosperity schmosperity

As an Irish expat, I want to state explicitly that I am appalled that Ireland has now moved up the table of selective births. 

Ireland has become quite prosperous in recent years but if this is the end game of prosperity, God help us.

Gerard Walsh

Port Elgin, Ont.

Rare truth

We want to thank Andrea Mrozek for her very insightful article in the Dec. 25-Jan.1 issue “Unwrapping the True Loss Divorce Delivers.” 

How rare to hear truth spoken about this rapidly growing reality and the pretense that there is no loss. We, too, struggle with the one-sided picture portrayed at the expense of the former spouse, the kids, the friends etc. Denial seems to be an easier approach and that elephant in the room continues to grow larger. 

As we recently celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family, the call to understand and live the true meaning of marriage and family is loud and clear. As Mrozek stated, “When marriage is redefined as primarily romantic,” the outcome changes. 

The book Primal Loss, edited by Leila Miller, adds further insight to this phenomenon.

Marge and Gerard McCauley

Brampton Ont.

Benedict rocked

Having the misfortune of being born in the shadow of the Third Reich, Joseph Ratzinger saw his life almost destroyed by the devastation caused by the perversion of truth. 

Consequently, his vocation became unflinching service to the eternal verities. As Catholicism’s pre-eminent theologian, he took as his motto, “Cooperatores veritatis” or “co-workers of the truth.” His was a trinitarian conception embracing beauty and goodness in equal measure: an accomplished pianist who loved Mozart and a life of piety and humility. 

In an era of shifting sands Pope Benedict XVI built a bridge to the Divine — on rock.

Michael Dias

Markham, Ont.

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