Mailbag policy

We reserve the right to edit or reject letters. Limit letters to 200 words or less. Letters addressing issues covered in the Catholic Herald will be given priority. All letters must be signed with name and city, village, or town of residence.

Send letters to:
The Catholic Herald
702 S. High Point Rd., Suite 121
Madison, WI 53719-3522
Fax: 608-709-7612
Defining principles guide our choices in voting Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

I have read letters in the Catholic Herald from the bishop and from readers concerning the upcoming elections.

As Catholics we are a diverse group of people. For each of us there are defining principles which guide our choices in the ballot booth. Being Catholic does not mean that those defining principles are the same for each of us.

The bishop touted Paul Ryan as an ideal Catholic politician. For me and many other Catholics, he is not. I resent the implication that to vote Republican is the Catholic thing to do.

We should vote our values. We should vote either for Democrats or Republicans because that person supports our values. There are conscientious, caring people who are Catholic and Democrats who deserve our vote.

Kathy Wehrle, Madison