Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Toles is one of the most talented, sensitive and politically challenging cartoonists in our country today. The News is rightfully very proud of his insightful work, which is reproduced in countless national magazines and papers.
In the cartoon of Sept. 9, Toles clearly was noting the attention given to the external beauty and glamour of Princess Diana as contrasted with that given to Mother Teresa, whose very unglamorous but sacrificial life served the poorest and most outcast of humanity.
His message seemed clear, but maybe a bit too subtle. It is unfortunate that it was misinterpreted. Toles is the last one who would denigrate a person like Mother Teresa. I hope he keeps challenging us in his uniquely gifted ways.
Sister Eileen O'connor Clarence