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From: Carol Douglas (e-mail her)
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column: Easter 2010: My Return To The Catholic Church Stalls
Whether Pope Benedict XVI was guilty of covering up sexual abuse when he was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger or whether the pontiff is fully innocent as the Vatican insists, Easter Sunday is a day when more than ever Christians should pray for compassion for the victims as well as the perpetrators. (Vatican Says Bid to Link Pope to Sex Issue Failed, Reuters, April 2, 2010)
Because their crimes are so vile, praying for the guilty requires a deep act of faith.
While we are on our knees, it would not hurt to pray for greater insight by churches of all faiths about the consequences of immigration. Then perhaps church leaders will not come down so hard on those of us who oppose immigration for sensible and humanitarian reasons.
Douglas lives in Florida.