We have been barricaded from our religion
The Paulist monks had been advised to depart the St. Thomas Extra Newman Middle by July 31 and have been advised to vacate their residence by Aug. 31.
This contains Father Vinny McKiernan, a 91-year-old priest who has served the middle because the early Nineties.
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This directive is from the brand new bishop of Columbus who was put in on Could 31, at an elaborate, unique, ticketed occasion at St. Paul in Westerville. The day of the ceremony, my grandson and I had been carrying a bag of meals for the poor.
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We had been denied entry to the church, as there have been barricades positioned at every entrance to the car parking zone.
I ask in whose identify does a younger bishop, in workplace since Could 31, exclude an previous girl and little one — carrying meals for the poor — from the church?
In whose identify does he inform three younger monks to depart and an aged man to search out one other place to dwell?
This enterprise with the barricades can’t be the way forward for our church whether it is to thrive because the Lord meant.
This isn’t what I educate my grandson, Cooper, about our religion.
Patricia D. Balassone, Westerville
Bishop Fernandes should expertise the Newman Middle
As a parishioner of the St. Thomas Extra Newman Middle for 26 years, I’m writing to elucidate my view of the proposed modifications in management.
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We moved to Columbus in 1996 in order that I may get hold of a Ph.D. at The Ohio State College.
We initially visited a number of church buildings earlier than realizing that the OSU Newman Middle could be the right place.
Father Vinny McKiernan celebrated Mass that first go to, and has since been moved by all of the Paulists’ homilies. Our packed seats attest to the worth we resident parishioners and our pupil inhabitants placed on the Paulists. The spirit and vibrancy of the Mass with the Paulists convey an unimaginable, distinctive sense of the presence of the Holy Spirit.
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I invite you, Bishop Earl Fernandes, to please have a good time Mass with us to expertise for your self the distinctiveness that’s the Newman Middle as led by our Paulist monks.
Additional, I encourage of you to prayerfully rethink permitting the Paulists to stay in management at Newman.
Our world desperately wants this particular dwelling for the scholars of Ohio State College to expertise the love of God, of religion and of each other.
Dr. Angela Beumer Johnson, Hilliard
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New bishop ‘out of step’
Reward greeted Bishop Earl Fernandes’ coming as Catholic bishop of Columbus. Now I’m having second ideas.
Final week, Bishop Fernandes abruptly expelled the Paulist Fathers from their OSU campus ministry. The Paulists had faithfully served college students because the Nineteen Sixties. No scandals, and nothing of their ministry was inconsistent with core Catholic beliefs. They introduced solely the Gospel to many individuals, myself included.
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Bishop Fernandes’ motion contradicted the diocese’s acknowledged intention of “spreading the enjoyment of the Gospel in central Ohio.” As a substitute, it has introduced ache, struggling, and confusion to many trustworthy Catholic folks.
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In his strikes, Bishop Fernandes appears out of step in residing the Gospel he professes to show and dwell by.
Robert Kohan, Columbus
Will Clarence Thomas overturn interracial marriage?
The entire letters to the editor showing within the Sunday, July 3, Dispatch had been considerate, well-written opinions giving the reader a lot to consider.
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I am simply questioning, because the Supreme Courtroom desires to take us again to the “good ol’ days,” how will Justice Clarence Thomas vote with regards to making interracial marriage unlawful once more?
Deborah M. Manofsky, Columbus
After start, we are ‘cannon fodder’
My thoughts is reeling on the smarmy hypocrisy of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, flying the flags at half-mast for extra harmless lives destroyed by “authorized” assault rifles by “authorized” purchasers in Illinois.
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Any unhinged particular person can carry a gun with no license and no coaching in Ohio, with a knife or switchblade thrown in for good measure, thanks to his spineless kowtowing to the NRA powers that be in our gerrymandered legislature.
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For disgrace, Mike. The place is the fitting to life? Oh, I perceive, it is just for the unborn, not for the precise folks which can be residing and respiratory proper now! After start, cannon fodder.
Miriam Utter, Worthington
‘US semiconductor trade can not wait’
The June 25 article, “Intel pushes Congress to cross $52B in support,” is rather more than symbolic, as this text identifies it, and as a substitute represents the actual loss semiconductor corporations face when manufacturing within the U.S. with out federal incentives.
It presently prices 25-50% extra to construct and keep a fab within the U.S. than it does abroad, due primarily to the incentives world rivals provide.
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The worldwide demand for semiconductors is simply rising, and our financial prosperity, tech management and nationwide safety are depending on a sturdy home semiconductor provide chain.
Congress must act now to cross competitiveness laws that features each CHIPS Act funding and a Facilitating American-Constructed Semiconductors (FABS) Act funding tax credit score for home semiconductor manufacturing and design.
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Fortifying the U.S. semiconductor trade can not wait, and I urge Congress to behave rapidly to make sure America’s future.
John Neuffer, Semiconductor Business Affiliation CEO and President, Washington, DC
Let’s save greater than meals
When it enters a landfill, meals waste creates monumental quantities of smelly methane gasoline, a potent greenhouse gasoline that accelerates world warming.
Every day, greater than 1 million kilos of meals enters the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill, the most important element of trash by weight, in response to the Stable Waste Authority of Central Ohio.
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Every of us can shrink our private carbon footprint by lowering, reusing, rescuing, and recycling family meals waste. We’re lucky that there are efforts underway by a number of proactive communities to recycle meals waste by means of the institution of meals waste drop off places.
These communities embrace Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Hilliard, Higher Arlington, Westerville, Whitehall, and Worthington. Bexley has gone a step additional by implementing a curbside pick-up program for meals waste. There are additionally native non-public corporations that can accumulate meals waste for a price and course of it to create nutrient-rich compost.
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The Save Extra Than Meals web site (www.SaveMoreThanFood.org) managed by the Stable Waste Authority of Central Ohio provides instruments for lecturers and different residents who wish to find out how they will tackle the issues and alternatives created by meals waste.
In case you are in search of a approach to assist the setting, lowering meals waste is a superb place to begin.
Brian Will, Grandview Heights
Youngsters attend faculty with concern
It’s heartbreaking to see the place our legislators (each Ohio and nationwide) stand on “smart gun management” legal guidelines. They cry “the Second Modification” – don’t take away our “freedom to bear arms.” The Founding Fathers didn’t envision all these weapons after they framed the Structure.
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In the meantime, our “freedoms” and rights are disappearing. We aren’t free to go to the grocery retailer, church, physician’s workplace, gasoline station, mall, recreation middle, theater, live performance, and a Fourth of July parade with out questioning if there’s a actual risk that somebody may are available with an AR-15 (or another high-powered gun) and spray folks with bullets, maiming or killing them.
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Our kids should not have the “freedom” to go to highschool with out concern. The youngsters who’ve died by gunfire didn’t have the “freedom” to develop up and dwell their lives. The scholars, who skilled these faculty shootings, have been traumatized.
Are folks okay with this? I assume the necessary factor is folks can nonetheless have their weapons, with out permits, correct coaching, strong background checks, ready interval, and many others.
We want legislators who worth kids and the folks they signify. Think about the place your legislators stand and the place they get their funding (just like the NRA) within the upcoming elections!
Debra Britton, Columbus