Letters to the Editor

By: Mark Kennedy
Originally Appeared in : 9920-9/26/19

The articles in the Southern Cross (Aug. 15, 2019) concerning the shootings in El Paso and Dayton miss the mark about what’s happening in our culture. Mrs. Hoods’ article unwittingly points to it though. She mentions civilized society, as if we are one, but we are not. Our technology and level of education does not mean we are civilized.


By: Patrick Cioffi
Originally Appeared in : 9920-9/26/19

Again, the United States is dealing with two deadly shootings that have left many people in this country devastated and asking why. Unfortunately, I am reading in the Southern Cross paper only platitudes from the U.S. Bishops and I was surprised how little thought was given in their response to the two tragic shootings. As a Catholic community we should look deeper into it and reading some articles I noted that Dr. Gregory Jantz has found some disturbing trends.


By: Peg Jones
Originally Appeared in : 9920-9/26/19

Dear Editor,


I first wish to say how much I appreciate receiving the Southern Cross. We in the Diocese of Savannah are most fortunate to be able to keep abreast of what is happening in our Church and how we relate to its teachings (Pope Francis, bishops, et al.).


By: Rose Bernard
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19
If Mary Hood Hart was looking for a reason as to why pro-lifers are not spreading their efforts among other life issues as she attempts to rally in her article, “All for one life and one life for all,” she need not look any further than the actual date that her article was printed, June 6, D-Day. On D-Day, Allies combined forces in one mass attack on the beaches of France in an effort to free France from Nazi control and to begin the end of World War II.
By: Mark Kennedy
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19

As a prolife witness for decades I need to respond to Mrs. Hart’s commentary of June 6. The article is a clear example of the seamless garment thinking of the late Cardinal Bernardin. Disparate issues are given the same moral weight. The distinction between what is intrinsically evil and what is a matter of prudential judgment is ignored. Issues that are essentially important are trivialized and other issues are given more importance than they deserve. A state’s use of the death penalty for a convicted criminal is not morally equivalent to abortion.

By: Bill Broker
Originally Appeared in : 9913-6/20/19
The article on the front page of the May 23 issue regarding the support of Americans for Life for the recent Alabama abortion bill was troubling. Once again, an organization claiming to represent the pro-life movement has been duped by legislators posing as champions for life.
By: Kimberly Samaha
Originally Appeared in : 9913-6/20/19
The heartbeat bill signed into law in Georgia on May 7 by Governor Kemp created expected backlash and anger from Hollywood and pro-choice advocates. So did the recently released movie Unplanned, which depicts the true story of former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson. No surprise. However, I am continually dismayed by the strong opinions of misguided Catholics and other Christians who claim to share pro-life views with some “exceptions.” There are no exceptions.'
By: Terry Irvin
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

As a parent and a lifelong Catholic, I feel compelled to respond to Father Douglas Clark’s recent commentary “A Partly True and Partly False Bill of Indictment” (Page 15, March 14, 2019) in which he attempts to ameliorate the Church’s guilt in covering up rampant sexual abuse of children by clergy. 


By: Father Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19
Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb, signed a Document on “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” during a Global Conference on the topic in Abu Dhabi, on February 4, 2019, as reported in the Southern Cross in the February 14 edition.
By: Phyllis Ryan
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

It is disingenuous to put a picture of Pope Francis on the front cover of your newspaper as if what he did with the Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb was good and the thing to do as the Vicar of Christ. 


The Pope broke the first Commandment! Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me”. There is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. It is still a dogma and has not changed. How many more souls are going to be lost because of the shenanigans of this Pope, with all due respect. 



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