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placeholder  January 21, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
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Regarding 2 letters

I am responding to two letters in the Reader's Forum on Dec. 17.

The first: Gerald Mercola, raising the issue of morality by the church by voting for issues of anti-Catholic measures. He said the church should find some backbone before America deteriorates into a secular, non-Christian country. My question: What is (or was) the alternative? President Obama is a Christian.

The second: Lindon Andrew Sjolander, sees a majority of people accepting abortion ("which is an individual's own conscience, which is judged by God, not people"), homosexuality and not going to Mass. To my thinking, God should be making that judgment, not people.
Christianity considers all sins and is compassionate.
I sign this in the name of the Holy Trinity and our holy mother.

Sandra Mortimore
Walnut Creek

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