September 17, 2021

Letters to the Editor

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Newspaper’s placement of vaccine stories does not serve its readership

I was disappointed to see the headline “Bioethicists discuss moral dilemma of seeking vaccine exemptions” on the front page above the fold in the Aug. 27 issue of The Criterion.

First, the headline misrepresents the article, which presents overwhelming evidence from many Catholic ethicists that it is a moral good, not a moral dilemma, for Catholics to receive the vaccine for the common good.

In addition, the article “Vaccination is an act of love, pope says in ad campaign” is placed on an inside page (page 2), as if it is less important than this purported dilemma.

I ask that in the future you consider the good you can do by helping encourage your readership to follow Pope Francis’ encouragement and take the vaccine.

- Beth Franzosa | Indianapolis

Coverage of 20th anniversary of 9/11 beautiful, deeply inspiring, reader says

Your special section on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy was beautiful and deeply inspiring.

I was not keen to relive memories of that day and time, but once I started reading the articles, I could not stop.

The accounts of people’s faith during that time touched me to the core. Thank you to all who contributed.

- Pat Long | Zionsville

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