Letters To The Editor
Published: October 11, 2012
To the Editor:
I want to thank Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, for his ardent defense of our religious freedom and for his beautiful prayers at the end of the Republican and Democratic conventions.
We U.S. Catholics are about 70 million strong. We could elect the next president and every president and congressman and senator in the next elections. Unfortunately, more than 50 percent of “Catholics” voted for the radical pro-abortion candidate in 2008; and according to the polls, they are going to do it again on November 6, 2012. What a tragedy! Casting a vote for a candidate that wants to destroy the Catholic Church—a powerful stronghold and a great obstacle in his way to creating a completely secular America. …
I appreciate the efforts of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with their Faithful Citizenship and Catholics Care—Catholics Vote campaigns. But, unfortunately, they stop short of what appears to be required to educate, persuade, and perhaps convince those liberal “Catholics” to vote according to the Catholic values. …
We are called to be an example to the rest of the world, and if we cannot get all Catholics to agree about the gravity of the moral and ethical crisis of our country and the course of action that is required to solve it, then we should welcome a smaller but stronger Catholic church.
Many of us are lost sheep. We need a shepherd. I pray that Cardinal Dolan will go up there with all his might and demand of his flock to vote according to their Catholic principles. Not Republican or Democrat but Catholic. … Let us march, let us sing, let us chant, and let us raise our voices in defense of the unborn, the institution of marriage, our Catholic faith, and the future of our country. True Catholics are eager to participate in this effort. We want to be a culture of life and a nation under God once again. Millions of us, I am certain, are behind Cardinal Dolan. Let us follow the orders of our beloved and blessed Pope John Paul II, “Be not afraid” and “Rise, let us be on our way.”
Dr. Carlos M. Franco
To the Editor:
I am very disappointed with the article that appeared on page 34 of The Georgia Bulletin, Sept. 13. First of all, the title of the article, “Prayer at Democratic Convention Alludes to Sensitive Issues,” carries with it the connotation that there is a problem. However, the title for the Republican Convention merely states a fact. Of more importance, there was the editorial decision to end the first article with, “... the GOP’s platform on abortion is generally viewed as closer to the Catholic Church’s teaching ....” How come the article about the Republican Party didn’t include the difference between their platform and the Church’s teachings on the death penalty, solidarity for workers, military arms buildup, weapons, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, clothing the naked, etc.? …
Once again, the singularity of the abortion issue is all that matters. We confuse “Right to Life” with “Respect Life.” In his encyclical, “Evangelium Vitae,” Pope John Paul II eloquently spells out that it is cradle to grave. I am so tired of the message not being the entire message. …