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Commentary strays from Matthew 5-7 Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Aug. 03, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

The commentary by Boyd Cathey, “The triumph of lunacy,” in the July 13 Catholic Herald, illustrates how far we can stray from the words of Jesus in Matthew 5-7 in our zeal to protect our Church.

I spent 42 years among students at what he characterized as a supposed center of higher education. Gullible, soul-less students? Hardly. They were too ethical and asked too many questions. And when they studied the Greek philosophers, they found men who engaged in discourse with and entertained the views of those with whom they differed.

All this can be found in Matthew 5-7 under the headings Teaching about Anger, Teaching about Retaliation, Love of Enemies, Judging Others, The Golden Rule.

Be sure to read Mr. Cathey’s commentary, then read the other commentaries in the Catholic Herald because there are plenty of good ones. But be sure to read Matthew 5-7.

Tom Roberts, Madison