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Pray that rights to life, liberty, and happiness will survive Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

We, the people of the United States of America, who profess to be Christians, are facing one of the greatest threats to our religious liberty since our forefathers included these God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in the Declaration of Independence more than 200 years ago.

In a case now being heard before our U. S. Supreme Court, the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate will be decided. This mandate demands that all hospitals and clinics providing health care must also do abortions on demand to all requests and that all drug-dispensing facilities must distribute contraceptive supplies.

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Father Doyle’s advice on marriage outside Church ignores canonical issues Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

While I am occasionally disappointed with the responses that Fr. Ken Doyle provides in his advice column, the answer to the first question in the February 6 issue was so poor that it demands a response.

A man wrote to Father Doyle asking about the impending marriage of his 24 year old Catholic daughter who had joined a Protestant community a year ago and planned to marry outside the Catholic Church. In his response, Father Doyle not only muddles the teaching of the Church, but also is negligent in addressing the serious canonical issues present.

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Brain injuries represent ‘silent epidemic’ in U.S. Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those individuals, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.4 million are treated and released from an emergency department.

Despite the staggering numbers, brain injury is called the “silent epidemic” because public recognition and understanding remains extremely low. Consequently, the individuals who have sustained a brain injury are oftentimes misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and under-funded.

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Health care law helps those with pre-existing conditions Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 06, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In response to the letter concerning “big government” and the Affordable Care Act in the December 26 issue of the Catholic Herald, I would like to express support for the new health care law.

For decades, we, as a country, have let the insurance companies deny health care to those with pre-existing conditions.

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