Hypocrisy of ‘Women’s March’ is obvious

Re: “Students travel across the country to march for life” (OSVNews.com, Jan. 13).

As most of your readers know, there is a “Women’s March” planned in Washington, D.C., the day after President Donald Trump is sworn in.

Their goal is to demonstrate to the new administration that “women’s rights are human rights” and “defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us” and they “call on all defenders of human rights to join us.”

Not surprisingly, Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America are partnering with the march. How aborting thousands of “the most marginalized among us” is “defending all of us” is a mystery to me; however, you can bet your nest egg that the media will cover this abundantly as opposed to the few that will or have covered the March for Life attended by hundreds of thousands in January each year. The hypocrisy is blinding!

Karen Pline, Pewamo, Michigan

Streep’s speech

Re: “A Catholic perspective on Meryl Streep’s speech” (Openers, Jan. 22-28). 

I would like to mention that the premise of Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards was the perception that Donald Trump mocked a disabled reporter. Perhaps he was merely mocking a “critical” reporter who happened to be disabled. On Jan. 14, Fox News showed several video clips where Trump used the same flailing arm gestures to mock others. Evidently Trump has little patience for incompetence, unpreparedness and unsubstantiated criticisms. Yes, Christ preached humility with respect to God and our obligation to care for others, but do we really want a president of the U.S. that governs and negotiates from a position of humility? Arrogance and disrespect are not productive traits either. Let us all pray that the incoming administration has respect for those with strong religious convictions and demonstrates care and concern for the least of our brothers and sisters. Trump has espoused these positions. Let’s pray he follows through.

Don Koza, Frederick, Maryland

Meryl Streep may not have been speaking from an overtly religious position, however, she is right in line with Jesus when he tells us, “What you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me” (Mt 25:45). We have a Catholic, Christian duty not to withhold our opinions from the public square when it comes to such behavior toward the less able. We are called to come to their defense. One of the most profound takeaways from my morality classes was learning there are only three ways to treat other humans: as gift, threat or thing. As such, we must decide what and who to follow.

Ray Edler, via online comment

I agree that Donald Trump’s remarks about a man with a disability were immoral. Meryl Streep is right: We shouldn’t engage in behavior that is disrespectful, bullying or violent toward disabled people. I’m a retired special education teacher and have more than a few friends and a family member who are disabled. I know it’s been well documented that an overwhelming majority of unborn babies who are found to be disabled during pregnancy are killed by the violence of abortion. I hope, despite my many disagreements with Trump, that he will moderate many of his political positions and be sincere in his stand opposing legal abortion.

Tim Donovan, via online comment

Fatima anniversary

Re: “The meaning of Fatima: 100 years later” (In Focus, Jan. 1-7).

This is the best article I’ve seen in a long time on Fatima. I think it would have been advisable, however, to remind readers that Fatima is in the category of private revelation, so no Catholic is required to believe anything related to it.

Mitch Finley, via online comment
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