Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Week of April 9, 2022

Hometown Hero

Dear Editor: Congratulations to Mrs. Frances DeLuca, Principal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy, South Ozone Park, Queens. She was selected as a winner in the Hometown Hero Contest held by CBS 101.1 FM’s morning show.

Fran is a tireless worker for Catholic Education. Her leadership has made the Academy a successful example of providing excellent education and giving students an example of what it means to be a Catholic Christian child of God.

Her love for her students and Jesus fill the hall of the Academy.

Frank James DelBagno

Queens Village

Prayers for Russia

Dear Editor: Pray for the Consecration of Russia now.

Remember the Fatima apparitions.

John Furcic


Inmates Running the Asylum

Dear Editor: Did you ever feel like you’re losing it, your mind that is? Well, that’s how we feel about what’s going on with this administration. Besides the frequent gaffes by President Joe Biden that send the wrong message to our allies and embolden our enemies, there are the inept policies of this administration that make you wonder if the inmates are running the asylum.

The most glaring is, that Russia, and therefore Putin, is the moderator in the present negotiations for the U.S. to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal. The Iranians adamantly insisted they wanted no American involvement and the administration, desperate to make a deal, anointed Russia.

Pray and speak up. Your country needs you!

Thomas and Constance Dowd

Oakland Gardens

Shootings Are Up

Dear Editor: There seems to be more outrage over Will Smith smacking Chris Rock at the Oscars than over the shootings in our local communities.

On Friday, a 16- year-old boy was shot near Benjamin Cardozo High School in Queens, a 3-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet in Brooklyn, two 15-year-old boys were shot in Harlem, and finally, a 12-year-old boy was shot in the head in Flatbush and died.

So many young people are being shot and killed.

Mother’s Day is May 8, and mothers should expect their children to safely be with them on the holiday.

Shootings are up, and our senior citizens are being attacked as well. I’m 72 years old and fear being robbed, beaten, shot, and/or killed, or even being pushed onto an oncoming train. Our criminal justice system and the New York State Legislature must wake up and put in jail those frequent offenders who endanger all of our lives.

We all must concern ourselves with what is important and not who slapped who at the Oscars.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.


Let’s Be the Voice of the Unborn

Dear Editor: Thank you so much for covering the NYC Walk for Life (“As Roe v. Wade Decision Looms, Local Pro-Life Groups Remain Committed,” April 27) and for writing this great article.

It gives light to the different organizations trying to make a change by exposing the horrors that go on in abortion clinics and the inhuman laws that our country has grown to accept.

Let’s be the voice of the unborn.

Bonds of Marian Love

Ingry Castro

Harrison, N.Y.