Letters to the Editor

Consistent with Christ

Dear Editor: I was very impressed with Mary Grace Donohoe’s letter “Grappling with Human Dignity” (Aug. 18). This young person has a simple, yet very strong grasp of the conundrums of various issues desperately facing our world today, for instance, being pro-life, but not being amenable to taxes that can support our poor and disenfranchised.

Our belief that we should help our neighbor is consistent with the teachings of Christ. This includes giving to our favorite charity, being pro-life, and as Ms. Donohoe says, “welcome the stranger.”

This is what makes us Catholics and good Christians, our desire to transcend boundaries and fears and love our neighbor as Jesus would do.

NANCY J. MATTHEWS

Ridgewood

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