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Week of June 10, 2002
WCR Letters to the Editor
Celebrate our priests
Who are these fellows? They were all Catholic priests. The next time you hear someone denounce them all as "pedophiles," remember the good they do for us all. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have benefited greatly from their friendship, their Masses, their homilies, their absolutions and their prayers and most of all from their outstanding personal examples.
- As a child in Edmonton, I was visited by an Irish fellow named John who played ping pong with me when I was sick at home.
- Another fellow named Andy in Edmonton during the 1970s made himself available to me and others in order to help us overcome our weaknesses and problems. He later drowned in the Yukon.
- When I moved to Whitehorse to teach as a young 24-year-old, I got myself into a whole heap of trouble by overdrinking alcohol. A fellow named Joseph tried repeatedly to keep me from wasting my money and time on drinking and he partially succeeded. He would invite me over for supper or drive me to the nearby hot springs and spend hours of his precious time with me.
- Another fellow in Whitehorse named Sean advised me to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in order to come to grips with my addiction. He, too, befriended me and tried to help me.
- Another younger fellow named Frank encouraged me to visit prisons with himself and others in Whitehorse. He later got married.
- In 1986, another fellow named Paul hired me to work for him for 17 months in Washington, DC. He still writes to me regularly despite his 82 years.
- Yet another fellow named Alphonse befriended me and my mother in the 1970s and gave me a job for 17 months when I visited him in 1988 in Toronto.
- Another fellow named Francis challenged me in the 1990s to do something about my habits of sin, including my ongoing drinking problem. He died a few years ago.
- Another older man, in his 70s knelt beside me and went to jail with me and others several times when we were arrested for peacefully protesting abortions in Toronto in 1988 and 1989.
- Countless men in their 60s, 70s and one now aged 90 in countries like Ireland, Canada, Mexico and the United States, including Hawaii tried to help me time and time again overcome my problems, give me free advice and many good pep talks.
- Two other fellow named Camillo and Mike visited me when I went to prison in 1991 for peacefully protesting abortions.
Lobby Parliament to de-insure abortion
May 14, 2002 was the 33rd Anniversary of unlimited access to abortion from conception to just before birth.
The escalation of these murders, with our tax money is phenomenal, over 110,000 a year and rising.
It's hard to comprehend that this could continue and increase with greater loss of human life each year (except one year that I had knowledge of), but that is what is happening.
Please write: Anne McLellan, M.P. , 707 Confederation Bldg., House of Commons, Ottawa, K1A 0A6 and Gary Mar, MLA, Room 323, Legislature Bldg., 10800 - 97th Ave., Edmonton, T5K 2B6; to request the de-insuring of abortion, as a help for our future citizens and our country.
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, so to greatly enhance your letter writing, a free Rosary for Life Leaflet will be sent to anyone requesting it.
There is a pro-life intention for each decade, and the overall intention could be for the de-insuring of abortion.
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