August 22, 2008

Letters to the Editor

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No letters were published this week; here is the letter from last week:

If we are to turn America around, we must change our wicked ways

People nowadays feel the American government is going down the wrong road and needs to change.

They feel we must strive to restore people’s “faith” in our system of government by expecting the government to encourage political stability.

They are out of step with the beliefs of the Founding Fathers who created our republic.

Our Founding Fathers had virtually no faith in government, but a deep faith in God. The basic principle was that America was founded on our fundamental human rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) coming from God.

Our government’s only purpose was to safeguard these God-given rights. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.

America’s problem today is that we have turned our backs on God. We have kicked God out of the schools, taken the Ten Commandments out of the public square, and passed laws in direct opposition to the laws of God. We, as a whole, are now suffering from our disobedience.

If we are to turn America around, we must humble ourselves, pray and seek God, and turn from our wicked ways.

- Al Scheller, Elizabethtown

Thank you for your support of the Retirement Fund for Religious appeal

On behalf of men and women religious throughout the U.S., I extend heartfelt thanks to all the people in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis who contributed to the annual appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious in 2007.

Your generous donations totaled $282,418.96, almost 5 percent more than was contributed in 2006, and we are deeply grateful.

Your generosity helps to provide care for more than 37,500 religious in the U.S. who are past age 70, including more than 4,900 religious who need skilled nursing care. These women and men pray daily for your intentions.

The funds from the 2007 appeal were distributed to religious institutes at the end of June, and I am confident that they will be received with profound gratitude for every donor.

- Sister Janice Bader, C.P.P.S., Executive Director, National Religious Retirement Office, Washington, D.C.

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