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Climate change threatens U.S. national security Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 09, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency participate in preparing an annual report entitled Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community.

The author of the report and the director of U.S. National Intelligence is Daniel R. Coats, who was a Republican senator from Indiana and a former U.S. ambassador.

The most recent report is was published in January of 2019 and is available online:

Page 23 is about “Environment and Climate Change.” The report predicts extreme weather, higher temperatures, droughts, floods, wildfires, storms, sea level rise, soil degradation, and ocean acidification. These events are described as threats to infrastructure, health, and water and food security.  Damage to ecosystems and habitats will undermine the economic benefits they provide.

It is clear from this report that climate change threatens U.S. national security. It also threatens today’s children and those who might be born in the future. Climate justice is a life issue and a social justice issue.

Bruce Krawisz, M.D., Marshfield

Sex education led to sex trafficking Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Apr. 04, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In response to the article on “Sex trafficking in Madison is a sobering reality” by Vicky Franchino, sex trafficking was a predictable outcome of sex education in our grade schools, high schools, and colleges for the last 60 years.

How do we undo the harm this brought us? I do not know.

Donald F. Hudzinski, Rio

Publishing letter legitimizes 'nonsense' Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Thank you so much for printing a Mr. Donald Hudzinski’s analysis that sex education leads to sex trafficking in the Mailbag section last week.

I also have some enlightening facts I’d like to share with the Catholic Herald readership. Did you know that eating a watermelon seed will cause one to grow in your stomach? Are you aware that when a young boy kisses a girl she will contract cooties? Be careful of rolling your eyes, they will get stuck that way!

It is no wonder my fellow millennial Catholics are leaving the Church in droves when a Catholic publication will legitimize such abject nonsense by putting it in print. Shame on you.

Emily Meyer, Milwaukee

Important Wisconsin Supreme Court election to be held on April 2 Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

There will be an election on April 2 in which Wisconsinites will choose a new member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Of the two candidates, there is only one who has respect for the God-given and constitutional right to life at all stages, and the right to worship without persecution.

As most people know, abortion advocates in many states are quickly moving to have abortion legal until after the birth of the child — that is infanticide! Cases have occurred where babies born alive due to a failed abortion are denied basic care and left to die.