Re: "Edmonton school board race draws 18 candidates" (WCR, Sept. 30).
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I was very interested in the article in the Sept. 30 WCR concerning the trustee candidates.
The archdiocese has recently posted the reassignment of priests to a few parishes replacing vacancies due to resignation and/or for health reasons.
I am responding to the article "Native women murdered, missing, children forgotten," by Andrea Ledding (WCR, Sept. 16).
On Oct. 4, Catholics and many others celebrated St. Francis of Assisi. Caring and advocating for our suffering earth, we call on Francis as a patron of ecology and environmentalists.
There is no shortage of priests in the Catholic Church today. Throughout the 2,000-year history of the Catholic Church, there have never been as many priests as today.
Sometimes when I read the WCR and the messages of Pope Francis, I sense a tremendous disconnect. Pope Francis sees it. Very few in the Church do.
With municipal elections on Oct. 21, it is not premature to consider our choices.
Many thanks to the WCR and Ramon Gonzalez for raising awareness about Taizé Prayer in Edmonton ("Christian voices unite in singing and Taizé Prayer,” Sept. 16).
Despite the unprecedented damage and trauma surrounding the flood experience in southern Alberta, we have all witnessed incredible rescue efforts and an experience of solidarity beyond our wildest dreams.