Celibacy for Priests: Not for Financial Reasons

To the Editor: Responding to the article by Bill Keller, “Sex and the Single Priest”, and the letters that followed, one point was missed. Celibacy in the Latin Church did not come about because of financial considerations. Having researched this topic, it became evident to me that the rise of celibacy in the West started […]

Disgusting to Compare Pope to Jiminy Cricket

Disgusting to Compare Pope to Jiminy Cricket

To the Editor: It was interesting to me that Kathleen Parker  in the Daily Herald of suburban Chicago satirically ridiculed Pope Francis as being like Jiminey Cricket in her oped column while Rush Limbaugh was gently chided for not taking the Pope’s words in ‘context’. To characterize Pope Francis as a Disney Jiminy Cricket with “twinkling eyes […]

Why Snowden is No Traitor

Why Snowden is No Traitor

To the Editor: What is the matter with the people of this country? Our own government is spying and illegally phone tapping the citizens and Snowden has brought it to light. Traitor? I think not. Whistleblower, yes, and our government has revoked his passport. Whatever happened to due process? We have a ruling elite in […]