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How Church views the use of cremation Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

“The Church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the bodies of the deceased be observed; nevertheless, the Church does not prohibit cremation unless it was chosen for reasons”contrary to Christian doctrine" (canon 1176.3).

While the Church continues to hold a preference for corporeal burial, cremation has become part of Catholic practice in the United States and the around the world.

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Comment on ID cards, driver’s licenses, and juvenile justice system Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 30, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

This is in response to Mary C. Uhler’s editorial in the May 16 issue of the Catholic Herald.

In regard to ID cards and driver’s licenses to undocumented residents, if you are here illegally, you have no right to driver’s licenses. Driving is a privilege, not a right.

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Parishes could help immigration relief by sponsoring a family Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 30, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

As a past member of the Latin American Mission Program, I have a great concern for immigrant conditions on the border. These are basically Catholic refugees fleeing from abhorrent conditions looking for a safe haven for themselves and their families.

It is past time for the Catholic Church in this country to provide hands-on relief. If each parish in our diocese would sponsor one family, it would be a start in helping fellow Catholics adjust to the circumstances in which they find themselves.

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Media should use the term pro-life instead of anti-abortion Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 30, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

One of the headlines in a recent issue of the La Crosse Tribune said: “Wisconsin GOP renews anti-abortion push.”

When will our local newspaper, the New York Times, and additional media use the terminology “pro-life or human life promoting”?

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