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BY The Editors
Vying for Dubious Honor
This is in reference to your front-page article titled
“Clinton and Obama Vie for Abortion Vote” by Tom McFeely (Jan. 20):
Screaming out at me were all the children whose lives have
been sacrificed by these two monsters who are now “vying” for the nation’s
voters to recognize (and applaud) the horror of their ways. They are “vying”
for the prize as to who has killed the most babies with the most conviction.
Lord have mercy on us and on our blindness as we allow these
representatives of this country to seek such power in our society.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
As a practicing and well-informed, educated Catholic
from birth, I am totally rejecting your Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 publications
because of your blind and uninformed pushing of Catholics to vote for McCain.
Are you so blind, along with the left, as to
be one-sided to follow along the line of a cover-up of the
wayward priests that the bishops tried to shove down our throats, until the
truth broke away from rhetoric?
All I speak with think the same: We must think things
through, and not forget what the person stood for in the past. McCain is the
one of the biggest politicians of either party.
His controlled voice and phony back-and-forth on all issues
is sickening, and the fact that he was one of many POWs does not make him
presidential. Specifically with his long, inconsistent voting record, he
has shown he’ll turn on a dime.
I wouldn’t trust him or any of the Democratic candidates
any farther than I could throw them. Picking a president along the lines of a
newly acquired pro-life decision and amnesty for illegals is about as
foolish as the secular world could hope for.
I know, when I get a newspaper I can slant it anyway I so choose
(touché), but keep in mind, responsibility is a heavy load.
Editor’s note: We are covering as many presidential candidates
as we can, showing their pros and cons regarding the non-negotiable issues for
Catholics. We doubt that McCain’s campaign will view the Register’s coverage as
In regard to the article, “Free for All?” in the Jan. 13
issue of the Register on presidential hopeful John Edwards’ inclusion of
abortion in his “Federal Health Plan,” there is a lesson that history teaches
us. It’s called the “slippery slope.”
And the slippery slope and the culture of death will
eventually lead to rationing.
A number of years ago, there was an article in Readers’
Digest about a 65-year-old Canadian who needed a heart bypass. He didn’t
qualify for the procedure because of his age.
He was willing to pay for the surgery himself, but it
made no difference.
In Canada, he was not allowed to have it done one way or
another. He came to the United States and had the surgery done here.
At the time of the article, he was doing well.
Because of the culture of death prevalent in this country,
what’s happening in Canada will happen in the United States. The older
generation will not qualify for expensive healthcare and will not be able to
pay for it themselves.
I probably won’t live to see it, but the baby boomers will.
Baby boomers should think twice about for whom it is they vote.
It has been interesting for me to have observed that, very
often, victims help to create the environment in which they eventually become
Where Was Reason?
Regarding “The Intolerance of Secularism” (Jan. 27):
The cancellation of Pope Benedict’s scheduled lecture at La
Sapienza University due to the protests of academicians who saw the planned
event as “incongruous” and “at odds with the secular nature of science” makes
one wonder whether these academicians protested on the very ground — reason —
that they tried to uphold.
These academicians wrote: “In the name of the secularity of
science and culture, and from respect for our university, open to teachers and
students of every creed and every ideology, we trust that this incongruous
event can be cancelled.”
If we are to go by the reasoning of these academicians, is
it against reason, then, that the 80 members of the Pontifical Academy of
Sciences, representing every race and religion, convene with Pope Benedict as a
Is it contrary to reason for scientists like Stephen
Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists of our time and an
atheist, to allow himself to be appointed by a pope to the academy? One also
wonders what the Pontifical Academy’s 41 Nobel laureates would have to say to
Is it reasonable for these protesters to cite as part of
their argument the fact that the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in a speech
delivered 18 years ago, quoted philosopher Paul Feyeraband. He said, “At the
time of Galileo, the Church stayed much truer to reason than Galileo himself.
Galileo’s trial was rational and just.”
Haven’t these academicians kept abreast with the findings of
modern scholarship on this issue?
Professor Nicola Cabibbo, ex-president of the Italian
Institute of Nuclear Physics, summarized the case: “Galileo was not condemned
for his scientific theses, but because he wanted to formulate theology.”
Moreover, the debate on the Galileo Affair, so far as the
Church was concerned, had been closed since 1741 when Benedict XIV bid the Holy
Office grant an imprimatur to the Complete Works of Galileo.
Granting that the protesters still had an ax to grind
regarding the Galileo affair from almost 400 years ago, couldn’t men and women
of reason bear to listen to someone who might disagree with them?
Mount Angel, Oregon
Your article, “Spacing Babies Online” (Jan. 6), mentions
that seven dioceses require engaged couples to go through a full course of NFP
instruction prior to marriage. Please add ours to the list. Effective Jan. 1,
2008, it became policy for our diocese as well.
Family Life Director
Diocese of St. Augustine
The Right Stuff
Thank you very much for Mark Shea’s article “The Risk of
Love” (Jan. 20):
You found the right words to say in such a difficult
I’m a mother of a baby with anencephaly
(anencephalie-info.org/e/anouk.php) and am running a website for affected
Revealing the Truth
Relevant to “March for Life” (Jan. 13):
I thought it would be a good idea to print a photo of
the pro-life march on the front page of the Register and distribute
only the front page to non-readers of the Register so that
they see that mainstream media are not telling truth by not reporting
It is a lie that the mainstream media do not report a huge
march, while reporting a march of few thousand people. I think that we
have to advertise photos of the March for Life so that people realize that the
mainstream media are not reliable, which might force them to be truthful.
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading this
truthful paper. May Mother Mary protect the Register!
Yeonglan Gemma Droual
Regarding the March for Life: My 14-year-old daughter
Gabriela and I have attended the March for Life for many years. As we
march, I point out the banners of different Catholic colleges represented
there. This year, we noted Christendom (whose entire student body attended,
and had breakfast with President Bush), Franciscan University of
Steubenville, The Catholic University of America, and Ave Maria
Strong showings of students from a college make a powerful
witness, and have an added advantage: They help us form the short list of
colleges where my husband and I would consider sending our daughters. Your
article told us that Thomas Aquinas College had two-thirds of its student
body represented at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, which is
Note to college presidents: Sending a large contingent of
students carrying your college banner to the March for Life is a great way to
show the tens of thousands of Catholic teens and parents where you stand on the
most crucial issue of our times: the right to life.
It’s also an effective recruiting tool.
Leticia C. Velasquez
East Moriches, New York
An item in the Jan. 27 issue of the Register reported that
the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano featured a column by Edoardo Rialti,
a professor of English literature at the University of Florence, condemning the
Harry Potter novels of J.K. Rowling. The item failed to mention that
the Vatican newspaper also ran an opposing view, by Paolo Gulisano, a
physician and the author of a biography of J.R.R. Tolkien. Gulisano said the
novels counter the individualism of the modern age by making a hero of a boy
“guided by moral values such as the choice of good, giving, sacrifice,
friendship and love.”
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