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December 6, 2004
WCR Letters to the Editor
Applause for Bishop Henry
I am horrified at the letter entitled "Bishop should look after own backyard"(WCR, Nov. 22). Whenever someone finally speaks out in defence of precious family lifestyle and moral conduct in our society, he is out of order? When he exposes the figment of the same-sex revolution, deliberate killing of human life, he is out of his yard? I was horrified.
Bishop Fred Henry is doing something while most of us sit back and observe. To speak negatively about such an individual is indescribable.
When Jesus comes down in person to physically address us and he observes the likes we now face here, what do you think he will say? Bishop Henry's stand is one we all better pursue while there is time.
The world is in trouble. Why do we just sit upon our donkeys and merrily ride away as if social devastation, murder, greed are none of our business.
Example: Last night one young reporter illustrated how the president recently publicly defined that the war was and is right and that so far only 1,100 U.S. military have perished in Iraq. But what about the 37,000 U.S. military who now live with no sight, limbs, mind, no God-given lifestyle? What about 110,000 innocent Iraqis who perished, countless others left with no limbs, family life or place to live?
So few people have the fortitude to address the face of life as it is today, or even to speak out about the immoral and devastating human state on this planet.
I believe, as others, that we follow one pathway of our life related to our God, humanity, politics, morality:
Humanity cannot be separated from our God.
God cannot be separated from our politics.
Politics cannot be separated from our morality.
Burying heads in sand dunes is not a new social dimension. On Nov. 27, a solemn public commemoration was held at Edmonton City Hall as a reminder of the more than nine million innocent Ukrainian citizens who perished from hunger in 1932 and 1933.
This world's worst holocaust was engineered and executed by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The world's nations shamefully closed their eyes to this devastation for 60 years.
Haven't we learned anything? I am horrified.
Catholic Church must be the voice of God
Re: "Bishop should look after his own backyard" by Joe Gubbels(WCR Letters, Nov. 22).
Mr. Gubbels' response to threats from the federal government to Bishop Fred Henry indicate very strongly that he is unaware of the Church's mandate as endorsed by the magisterium and carried out by her bishops.
The Catholic Church is called to be the voice of God as inspired by the Holy Spirit on matters of divine law - and who is he to dispute this by simply arguing, "Many Catholics do not espouse all the teachings of the bishop on sexuality"?
That is an extremely weak argument when we've been told, "Few enter through the narrow gate," by Christ himself.
Mr. Gubbels is trying to put a square peg into a round hole by alleging that the Church must turn a blind eye to injustice for the sake of tax status.
I applaud Bishop Henry for his very courageous stand against the two-faced moral bigotry of our so-called devout Catholic politicians in high office.
Member underlines the merits of the CWL
I was touched by Archbishop Collins' article on the Catholic Women's League(WCR, Oct. 18).
Thank you Archbishop Collins for supporting the CWL. It meant so much to us.
I have been a member of the CWL for almost 30 years. I was president for eight years. It enriched my faith so much. The friendship we shared is unbelievable.
We worked hard for our Church, our priests and our community. We supported Newman College, pro-life, WIN House and many others. We supported our zone 2 president and our diocesan president. We also supported our national president.
How wonderful it is that so many women across Canada voice their beliefs and values to our government. Surely we have an impact on the laws they make.
Someone has to speak for what is right in our society. We want Canada to be a place where we can raise our children and grandchildren with respect for our values.
The CWL is working hard to make this happen. I want to thank all our St. Agnes Parish CWL for all their hard work and loyalty to the CWL.
God bless you all. God be with you. Pray for the CWL that they continue to work for God and Canada.
A Merry Christmas blessing
Here is a seasonal not-to-worry message.
Whether parents choosing gifts, or pastors preparing homilies, all good things come from God.
Whether giving or receiving, joy is from the grace of God.
This is the wonder of it all. We know that our Lord is pleased when we ask for it - his grace.
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