To the editor:
I find it interesting that as the world welcomes a new pope, he is heralded as a modest man who has spent much of his life caring for the poor and downtrodden (which to me is what a Christian leader is meant to do).
My question is, will leaders in this country who have made it their business to prevent our president from succeeding, continue to use the poor and downtrodden as one of their weapons (welfare, medical assistance, Social Security, etc.)? I am almost certain House Speaker John Boehner (a Catholic and Republican) will be impervious to such an idea, although he expressed the opinion that the selection of the Argentinian was a step in the right direction for the church.
But possibly the most telling comment comes from U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) also a practicing Catholic, who posted on his Facebook page (according to the Associated Press): “My family and I offer our prayers for Pope Francis. Like his namesake St. Francis, Pope Francis has lived a life of humility and commitment to the poor. For his spiritual leadership, we are grateful. And for his message of renewal, we will heed his call.”
Does this mean we might see a bit more compassion and a little less vitriol from the right?
To the editor:
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Vote for new Y
I write to support the YMCA bond election from a perspective of the role they provide in the health of our community. As a health care professional, I have long understood and supported the need and development of a comprehensive Health and Wellness Center which could serve not only as a fitness center and playground, but as a cornerstone for building and maintaining healthy bodies and lifestyles.
We would like to say we are in full agreement and support Randy Daw’s article in last Friday’s paper concerning the issue of homosexuality.
In support of new Y
A number of Greenville citizens have asked if we can afford a new YMCA. After many years of being a part of the Y, I think the question is, can we afford not to build a new YMCA?
Examine the facts
In response to the editorial published by the Herald-Banner on April 28 stating that the staff believes more time is required before an informed decision can be made on the issuance of public bonds for a new YMCA and Event Center…
Proven for the job
It has come to my attention that Tyson Cox has declined a candidate’s forum with Dan Perkins sponsored by GEUS. The forum was to be broadcast on their network.
Make a difference
I’d like to voice my support for the YMCA and Event Center that is on the ballot as Proposition 2.
Take a step back and imagine what a “better Greenville” looks like to you.
Vote for new Y
My wife, Marilyn, and I want to encourage the citizens of Greenville to vote in support of the YMCA project.
Cox good choice
I was born and raised in Greenville and have lived here most of my life, except for the two years my husband, Perry M. Smith, was in dental school and the two years he practiced dentistry in West Texas.
We don’t often write letters to the editor and even more rarely endorse political candidates. But we could not pass up the opportunity to offer our wholehearted endorsement for Tyson Cox.
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