The Tablet (Nov. 9) has several articles dealing with veterans and the country’s collective debt to them. According to Pentagon and House Committee on Oversight and Reform data, our debt is huge. More than 45,000 veterans and active-duty military — averaging 20 deaths a day — have killed themselves in the past six years.
In the She Built NYC initiative to honor women of historical significance, it should be known that Roman Catholic religious sisters have had a significant impact upon the life of New York City for over 200 years beginning with St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, Foundress of the Sisters of Charity.
Dear Editor: Very recently I witnessed a battle in the ongoing spiritual warfare being fought at an abortion mill, by way of iPhone text messaging and sidewalk praying. It seemed like a lost cause.
Dear Editor: As an immigrant, I recognize the important role Mother Cabrini played in the life of immigrants from all nations. How can the administration in City Hall on one hand welcome all immigrants, regardless of documentation and with the other refuse to honor an immigrant who did do much for others?
Dear Editor: Many Christian conservatives are surprised that some Catholic schools marched against “climate change,” which was first called “global warming” (“Students Rally for Climate Change,” Sept. 28). I also remember reading about the “global cooling” of the 1970’s. In addition, I remember reading that NYC would be “under water in 2015.”
Dear Editor: I think the ‘Start with Hello’ program (“Our Lady of Grace is some ‘kind’ of school,” Sept. 14) is spot on and I know other Catholic schools are implementing similar programs.
Dear Editor: New information has come out from the NYPD police commissioner. Officer Brian Mulkeen was killed by friendly fire during a fight with Antonio Lavance Williams who tried to take his gun.
Dear Editor: It is a noble gesture to honor Mother Cabrini by establishing a fund to erect a statue of her in Brooklyn (“Mother Cabrini, a Heroine Who Should Be Recognized,” Put Out Into the Deep, Sept. 28). But it grants the city, by preemption, its responsibility to recognize what the majority of recently surveyed New Yorkers consider Mother Cabrini to be as a public figure, and as a woman who made “extraordinary contributions to the city and beyond.”
Dear Editor: It’s my pleasure to know Catherine Donohoe and appreciate how hard she and the others work at Bridge to Life. The rewards come in different ways. In selfless ways. The way God intended.
Dear Editor: I plan to be there for the procession on Oct. 6th (“Mother Cabrini, a Heroine Who Should Be Recognized,” Sept. 28). My only regret is thinking that we have to raise the funds for such, when the “She Built NYC” committee has $10,000,000 set aside for such statues in our City.