March 23, 2018

Letters to the Editor

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No letters were printed this week; here are the letters from last week:

Bring Golden Rule discussion back into our classrooms

The two letters in the March 9 issue of The Criterion were informative.

One way to address this tragic school shooting was not mentioned. This would be teaching the Golden Rule—“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you” (Mt 7:12, Lk 6:31)—at various levels of all schools.

It would be interesting to ask students if they know the Golden Rule. My guess would be not many.

If teachers entered into discussions with their students as to the meaning of the Golden Rule, and what they can do to practice the Golden Rule, it would be helpful.

Maybe a 30-minute discussion each year beginning in kindergarten would be a start.

- Tom Schroeder | Indianapolis


Reader: We should help Dreamers obtain U.S. citizenship

This letter is in reference to the March 9 article “Dreamers in Indianapolis relay wish to help ‘whole country’ on ‘Catholic Day of Action.’

Dreamer Zahrya Arenas didn’t make the decision to come to America at the age of 6, but now she is 29 and old enough to make a decision if she wants to become a U.S. citizen or move back to her birth country. 

Now, let us do our part helping these 800,000 Dreamers get their U.S. citizenship, and then they can fulfill their dream in our country and can’t be deported.

I would love to have them be U.S. citizens. 

- Rose Gauck | Milan

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