From readers – April 4, 2019

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Licenses for all ‘a moral imperative’?

Re: “Archbishop Hebda: Driver’s licenses for all is a ‘moral imperative,’” March 7. One time (as) we were driving Mom to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital, we passed through on a solid green light. An uninsured driver blew her red light and bashed our borrowed van with my three, young children inside. The van was drivable enough to get us to St. Joseph’s emergency, where my wife and kids were evaluated. No compassion was given us by insurance companies but to collect deductibles even if an indigent, undocumented driver of the other vehicle shouldn’t have been there in the first place. It is not in the interest of public safety to have risked our family we love as this happened.

An alternative to those who are here “not to hurt us” is the billion dollar trolley system and buses in place to get to work. A better solution would be to build economies in the border countries so people would not have to leave and come here at all. For all who have come legally or not and used educational or other entitlements, a two-year stipulation (like Peace Corps) could be made for them to go back to their native country with what they have learned and help the people there, then return to the USA.

Roger Zarembinski
St. Pius X, White Bear Lake

Play ‘catalyst for respectful discussion’

Our hope and prayer are that Minnesota’s History Theatre’s play, “Sisters of Peace,” referenced in Matthew Davis’ article “History Theatre to perform ‘Sisters of Peace’” (online headline; also appeared in print as “History Theatre showcases peace activist sisters,” March 21) will be a catalyst for respectful discussion, yielding compassion and understanding for all regardless of race, gender, orientation or belief. The Sisters of St. Joseph are called to move always “toward profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction.” This profound love is, we believe, much needed in today’s world. With this in mind, we hope people can see in this play how differences are explored and respected. We acknowledge our tremendous love, support and respect for all of our Sisters, including the McDonalds.

Susan Hames, CSJ; Suzanne Herder, CSJ; Cathy Steffens, CSJ
The Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province

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