Seeking Common Sense in Immigration Debate

Dear Editor: I accept Bishop DiMarzio’s opinion in this matter and as Catholics we are grateful for his opinion – as Catholics! As Americans, we and our elected officials are responsible for dealing with an extraordinary situation on our border.

Champion of Immigrants

Dear Editor: Despite a torrential downpour, people came out in great numbers to pay their respect to Msgr. Ronald T. Marino, Rector of the Basilica of Regina Pacis, when he celebrated 45 years of his ordination to the priesthood.

Inspired by Plowshares

Dear Editor: The Plowshares movement mentioned in a letter (June 16) was my first exposure to radical protest against government practices.

Dangers of Marijuana

Dear Editor:  As noted in Bishop DiMarzio’s Put Out in the Deep column (June 16), NYS legislators are making efforts to reduce arrests related to the possession of marijuana. If they succeed marijuana, a psychoactive and addictive drug, will become affordable and easily available. Like you Bishop DiMarzio, I strongly oppose the efforts at the decriminalization of marijuana.

Loves Teen’s Perspective

Dear Editor: I was deeply moved and inspired by reading the eloquent piece written by Jessica Dalonzo (June 2)“I Can Do All Things.”

Social Security’s Future

Dear Editor: It has come to my attention that Social Security and Medicare is in the red. Social Security can still make full payments until 2034 and Medicare’s reserve are to run out by 2026.

Greening of Church Property

Dear Editor: My deepest thanks to Christopher White and The Tablet staff for “Implementing Laudato Si’,”(May 26), informing us about the actions of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., to green unused roads in archdiocesan cemeteries to prevent storm water pollution into local rivers and streams.

Dominican Excellence

Dear Editor: Where I grew up in St. Thomas the Apostle parish, Woodhaven, in the ‘60s, I had a friend who lived across the street. His older sister went to Dominican Commercial H.S. (June 2) and worked in downtown Manhattan for a law firm.

Weapons of Destruction

Dear Editor:  As members of the Kings Bay Plowshares (April 14), we welcome and respect the views of those who write (April 21) in opposition to the defacing and destroying of government property. Our efforts to smash idols and beat swords into plowshares are certainly controversial and should be debated.

Is Baker Case a Priority?

Dear Editor: There is barely a news account – of the U.S. or the world – that does not cry out for healing, for justice, for peace. But I myself have been the most heart-broken over the suffering of the parents and children crossing our border. This is not a horror taking place in a brutal society off the radar. This is not an issue for partisan politics. This is a human rights crime that is being perpetrated in our names as Americans. Families are being ripped apart even in our own diocese: in Fort Hamilton where I grew up, a pizza delivery man was detained and his future in this country now rests in the hands of the court.