Dear Editor: Reader Lawrence Lancucki (March 24) spells out substantially why it is wrong for a Catholic to support the Democratic Party. I came to the same conclusion about 40 years ago.
Catholics must be encouraged to read our Catechism with regards to assisting persons or organizations that are engaged in activities that are against our faith, specifically Sections 1868 and 1874.
Another worthwhile read is the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, page 429, concerning the eighth commandment. This work is a superb discussion of the Catholic faith, and the responsibilities we have as members of the Apostolic Church. On these pages we are instructed against bearing false witness toward other persons.
Our president has been castigated because he has called for a wall to be built on our southern border to prevent illegal entry into our country. The voices doing so were silent when President Clinton stood before Congress and did the same. They were silent when Sen. Barack Obama made a strong speech concerning illegal entry into this country.
Allowing millions of persons to flaunt the laws of this nation, laws that million of others have complied with, can only be interpreted as an endorsement of this illegality.
ROBERT J. TILLMAN