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Congratulatory words not appropriate with Obama Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 -- 1:00 AM

To the editor:

It is with utter shock and disgust that as lifetime Catholics, we received in our mail the November 13th edition of your paper and viewed the headline, “Catholics congratulate Obama, offer prayers for administration.”

There is nothing congratulatory about the next president of the United States and his views on abortion and stem cell research. He voted and stood behind a law in the state of Illinois which allowed for late-term abortions and the killing of the newly born infant and he continues to support legislation for abortions.

As devout Catholics, many times we are forgetting our convictions and trying to reach out to the “other side” that will never understand or change their minds regarding their viewpoints on these important life matters.

We think it would be important for the Catholic Church to realize that there are certain issues that should not be compromised or that we should not justify other viewpoints, including ones within the Catholic Church that are so different from what Jesus Christ preached to us.

Jim and Pattie Troha, Madison