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Readers Speak Out: December 25 - January 1

Undermining Congo

Your Dec. 2 article on catholicregister.org “Canadians can make a difference in Congo” makes Canadians aware of the plight of communities affected by mining operations, some by Canadian companies, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Readers Speak Out: December 18, 2022

Martyrs’ blood

Michael Swan’s “Red Wednesday” story in the Nov. 27 issue explains that persecution of Christians happens all over the world. 

Readers Speak Out: December 11, 2022

COP27 valuable

I appreciate The Catholic Register reporting on my impressions of COP27. The Register’s Nov. 27 editorial, “COP27’s Failure,” made me want to expand. 

Readers Speak Out: December 4, 2022

Caring reality

Gerard Walsh of Saugeen Shores, Ont., states in a Nov. 27 letter to the editor of The Catholic Register there is a need to adjust for reality regarding falling church attendance. He claims there has been no adjustment at the parish level. 

Readers Speak Out: November 27, 2022

Hee’s sign

I was moved by the picture in the Nov. 6 issue of the octogenarian priest Fr. Tony Van Hee holding up a sign that read, “The primacy of free speech is the cornerstone of Western Civilization.” 

Readers Speak Out: November 20, 2022

Inside out

A recent court decision ruled that the York Catholic District School Board cannot disqualify a non-Catholic student from running for the position of student trustee. 

Readers Speak Out: November 6, 2022

Kinghorn’s compassion 

Deacon Robert Kinghorn’s columns are so inspirational. He strikes me as a true Christian who really imitates Christ. He exudes love and compassion by engaging in a difficult ministry to the “wounded and unwanted.” I thank God for his work, and I hope more labourers come forward because that particular harvest is so great.

Readers Speak Out: October 30, 2022

Habits of being

The article in your Oct. 16 issue referencing Fr. Dan Donovan’s art collection, which covers much of the available wall space at the University of St. Michael’s College, contains a line that surprised me: “The priest learned long ago that categorizing art and artists along denominational lines can distort and block any real understanding.”

Readers Speak Out: October 23, 2022

Magazine huzzahs

I want to extend my congratulations to the staff of The Catholic Register for the excellent commemorative magazine Penance and Progress. The articles are thorough and thought-provoking. 

Readers Speak Out: October 16, 2022

Blocking transparency

I find the Oct. 2 editorial “Rebuild trust” mind boggling.