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Letter writer answers pope’s call for public moral witness Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In the January 26 issue of the Catholic Herald, there was an article from the Catholic News Service, “Pope warns of U.S. threat to freedom, conscience.” The pope called on the Church in America, including lay people, to render “public moral witness on crucial social issues.”

He spoke of Catholic politicians’ “personal responsibility to offer public witness to their faith, especially with regard to the great moral issues of our time,” which he identified as: “respect for God’s gift of life, the protection of human dignity, and the promotion of authentic human rights.”

In that same edition of the Herald there was a letter in the Mailbag by Jane Tarrell doing exactly what the pope admonished all of us to do. The title of her letter was “Right of conscience not protected in health care act.”

Jane presented the subject very well. She understood it very well and was well informed. Thank you, Jane, for being such a good example for all of us. Keep up the great work.

Mary and Dick Wilkinson, Markesan