Letters – March 31, 2011

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Electrician’s story made me cry

I read the article about the electrician who turned down the abortion clinic job in the March 17 paper. I cried through the entire article.

This man has made a decision that many of us Christians would like to believe we would also. His wife and children must be so proud of him.  I’m a complete stranger and couldn’t be prouder of this family man. What a true example of faith that God will provide.

I hope others will join me in searching for work for this man, and praying for both him and his family.  Not to mention the person who chose to take the job he passed up, and for all others who put their religious beliefs aside when choosing career paths.

I am a 35-year-old single mom who has worked/volunteered at a Christian crisis pregnancy center located across from an abortion clinic for years. Being near this clinic pulls on my heart strings. I can see why this would have caused him pain and tested his spirit. I applaud him and know he will be greatly blessed because of his decision.

I’d like him to know that fellow Christians support his decision and are proud of the Christian man/leader he has chosen to be for his family and community. I hope others do the same.

Colleen Dady
St. Mary of the Lake, Plymouth

Immigration story shows humanity

Thank you for the article on the church’s position on immigration (March 17). I appreciated the human face that Father Eugene Michel of Sacred Heart in St. Paul put on the issue of  undocumented immigrants.

I’m pleased that the church is supportive of individuals who come here seeking a means of survival for their families. Too often the critics of undocumented immigrants do not look at the desperate conditions that caused people to leave their homelands and often their families. Few would willingly leave what they know and love unless driven to do so out of necessity.

There is much to appreciate in the contributions that both documented and undocumented immigrants make to our communities. I believe the church gets it right in its perspective on immigration.

On an Immigration Sunday in 2009, I recall staffing an information table on immigration and a parishioner angrily commenting as she walked by, “I don’t know  why the church is involved in this.” Your article answers that question well.

Kathleen Burke-Scheffler
St. Olaf, Minneapolis

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