Letter of protest

I wish to protest in the strongest possible terms the article by Michael Sarafa entitled “Seminarian professor challenges Pope Francis” (October 27, 2017), which was based on misinformation. Why was Sacred Heart Major Seminary not contacted first to get the facts straight? Why was I not contacted personally? Some weeks ago, the rector of the seminary released a communique to all priests in the Archdiocese setting the record straight and clearing up this misunderstanding.

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A Letter to the Chaldean Community

I feel an urgent need to reach out to our community leaders and the entire Chaldean community! Last week I buried my nephew, only 26 years old.  His life ended too soon due to a drug overdose.  My family is devastated by the tragic loss of our loved one. I wanted you to know that this problem has not only touched our family, but has become a problem throughout our community. The Opiate/narcotic crisis in our community is as real as it gets. Our children, young adults, and adults are starting to experiment with drugs like never before. They’re starting with prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, to name a few. 

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Two wise editorials

Thanks to Mike Sarafa for two wise editorials: “Be careful what you ask for” and “Red white and blue better than green.” I have two comments: First, those who vote strictly on one issue might be allowing hypocrite politicians to try to manipulate the issue. For example,  I would not be surprised if many politicians who run on holier than thou value platforms would be the first to seek abortion for their teenage daughters if any gets into a mistaken pregnancy that threatens her future plans. 

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