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Letters to the editor
Faith practice, good works do not need to be in competition Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

A Catholic Herald letter by Kenneth R. Studinski calls guidance about what it means to be a practicing Catholic “a list of assumed credentials for an acting Catholic,” however he says being a “practicing Catholic” requires the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

I reflect that Works of Mercy that are authentic Christian charity are fruits of the life of grace that we received first at Baptism and have and preserve through faith by the sacraments, prayer, embrace of Catholic teaching, and ordered participation in the life of the Church. It is reductionistic to call these things “assumed credentials” when they are profoundly necessary to our incorporation in the Body of Christ and having His life, the life of grace.

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Ban assault rifles for civilians Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

A letter to the editor in the November 30 Catholic Herald stated: “Problem does not lie with guns . . .”

In several of the recent mass murders, the disturbed gunman used many weapons, including semiautomatic assault rifles. Without that weapon, many fewer people would have died.

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Do our part to live Laudato Si’ Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Your recent article on St. Dennis Parish’s solar panel installation is welcome news.  Congratulations to Fr. Randy Timmerman for embracing and acting on the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. St. Dennis is leading by example and paving the way for their parishioners and more parishes in the diocese to do likewise.

I am also grateful for the article informing parishes that there is grant funding available from RENEW Wisconsin to assist in the costs of installing solar. Parishes who are struggling to find the time to explore energy options can simplify the process by checking out Catholic Energies at https://catholicenergies.org

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Problem does not lie with guns but the human beings who use them Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

This is in response to Mr. Christopher White’s article in the November 23 issue.

One thing that seems lost in all the recent discussion of violence in America these days is that the problem is not inanimate objects like guns — it is the human being that makes a decision to use these objects to harm others.

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