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  • Take a deep breath and pray

    While reading the online letters column from the Feb. 6 issue, I thought for a minute that my connection had accidentally switched me to Facebook! The two letters excoriating CSF for publishing “all the pro-Trump articles” in the Jan. 26 edition are similar to the buzzword-filled memes that are still clogging my Facebook feed!
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  • Trump is standing against culture of death

    Re Richard Morasci’s letter, “Church should step in on President Trump,” Feb. 9: He stated “the church is willing to put up with anything that Trump was willing to throw at the nation as long as he was firmly against abortion.”
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  • Writer’s opinion widely shared

    To Richard Morasci of San Francisco, bravo on your wonderfully written letter for the opinion page.
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  • Praising Trump and disruptive change

    Unfortunately, Clara McKennett (Letters, Feb. 9) won’t see this incredible source of religious inspiration anymore because she un-subscribed possibly over the president’s decision not to send federal funds anymore to foreign countries for abortions, or was it appointing a pro-choice Supreme Court judge?
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  • The Catholic vote and Trump

    Well, that’s what happens when so many anti-choice, pro-birth, single-issue Catholics vote for a reality show hack and hate-mongering, racist authoritarian.
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  • Article omitted significant facts

    Re ‘Presidential travel ban prompts Catholic outrage,’ Feb. 9: There are three significant facts omitted from the article: 1. 193-plus other nations continue to send immigrants and refugees to this country and we welcome them.
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  • Church should step in on President Trump

    I read your article, “Trump presidency receives words of hope, prayers for civility,” (Jan. 26) and I thought, “Isn’t it too late?” During his campaign, Trump made it very clear to anyone who was willing to listen how he treated people and what his policies would be.
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  • Murder in the Tenderloin

    Just read in the Chronicle about our archbishop conducting a prayer service at a bus stop where a 61-year-old old man was beaten to death by thugs.
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  • Disappointed in pro-Trump articles

    I’m sincerely disappointed to see all of the pro-Trump articles in this week’s issue. I think this is not in keeping with our Catholic Christian values nor is it in keeping with the teachings from our pope.
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  • Surviving communism as a Catholic in Cuba

    As a Cuban Catholic, I was surprised not to read in Father Kenneth Weare’s article on the relations between the Catholic Church and the Cuban dictatorship (Dec. 15, 2016) about the ship “Covadonga,” where hundreds of “problematic” priests, nuns, monks, and religious on the island were shipped off to Europe (mostly to Spain) after being rounded up by the Communist military soon after the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.
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  • Abstinence and spirituality

    Re Elizabeth Travers’ comments in “Focus on charity, not sexuality,” (Letters, Dec. 15), I find that her perspective is quite common in the church.
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  • The church in Cuba

    It appears in this article that Fidel Castro and his now ruling brother were Catholic.
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  • Castro and Catholicism

    Father Kenneth Weare’s essay was very good. I was glad the true state of the church in Cuba was confirmed. Indeed, Fidel Castro did not prevent religious freedom. He was Jesuit schooled and many of his ideals were from his education.
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  • Unfamiliar with scientific method

    In his critique of Pope Francis comments on climate change Ed Binetti (Dec. 3)) seems unfamiliar with scientific method. The method sequence is observation, making a hypothesis or theory, followed by experiments to test theory, leading to a conclusion based on result.
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  • The gift of giving

    As an aging man, in the autumn of his years, I return to Christmases past. I remember the joy as a child of opening presents from those who loved me. One Christmas stands out. I remember when my father got me a new bicycle.
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  • Contesting letters appreciated

    I really enjoyed the honesty of both letters by Ed Binetti and Richard Morasci (Dec. 3). And I agree fully with them. But I will also give credit to the paper for printing those letters which disagree with some of your liberal writers. Merry Christmas.
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  • Pope Francis a quisling?

    In his Dec. 3 letter Mr. Ed Binetti declares that the Holy Father is “not a scientist” but rather a “gullible quisling” – all because of Pope Francis’ efforts to deal with global warming and other environmental problems.
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  • Misleading portrait

    Ed Binetti spreads the misleading portrait of Pope Francis by climate change deniers who do not want to listen to the Pope’s authoritative moral voice in the encyclical “Laudato Si” by giving misinformation about Pope Francis by saying “Francis is not a scientist.
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  • Marriage is a divine gift

    Marriage is in decline and fewer couples are marching to the altar while unmarried cohabitation is on the rise.
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  • Papal politics and climate change

    Pope Francis is quoted saying, “A very solid scientific consensus indicates we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system.” The trouble with this statement is science does not operate on consensus.
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