Letters to the Editor

Christopher R. Horner

To the Editor:
The publication of "Sins of Omission" in your Jan. 20 edition was most ill-advised, not due to its content but rather because of its timing. From a substantive point of view Ms. Batz did frankly, and I think fairly, reflect the views of many American Catholics; however, the article's appearance within a week of the pope's arrival was indeed unfortunate. Even those in primitive societies, with the possible exception of Macbeth, would not denigrate an invited guest on the occasion of his visit. Would that The Riverfront Times had been as considerate.

Edgar T. Farmer

To the Editor:
Martin Duggan's justifiable indignation concerning Ray Hartmann's insensitive caricature of Pope John Paul II does seem to be a bit surprising, if not a tad disingenuous. For at least the last 10 years Martin Duggan has shared the same public forum with this pro-abortion, unborn-baby-killing advocate son-of-a-bitch. If one has no morals about advocating the genocide of the unborn, then surely this same person will not have the slightest hesitation about ridiculing the infirmities of the pope.

How Martin Duggan can compromise his principles by even sitting near this piece of human scum is beyond me. There is not a puke bucket big enough for me to sit at the same table with Ray Hartmann.

Bill Moushey

To the Editor:
I'm beginning to believe those who assert that the morality of the world's people has gotten so bad that we are all going to hell in a handbasket. Take, for example, the conditions on the earth during the pope's visit to St. Louis. They have me suspicious that God is short on staff, which suggests that not enough of us are getting to heaven. While God, at the behest of the Pink Sisters, concentrated his efforts on the weather in St. Louis, he or his staff missed the signs of the disastrous earthquake in Colombia, South America. So while a relatively few St. Louisans enjoyed a beautiful day as they stood along the parade route for a seven-second glimpse at the pope, thousands of people in and around (the town of) Armenia ended up dead, missing or injured. Obviously heads should roll in heaven over this one, but are there enough people there to fill the vacated positions?

Paul Williams


To the Editor:
Without Jeannette's, Jake's and Wm.'s columns, I've lost touch with the place I called home.

Kelly McCauley

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