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Eliminate the celibacy rule in the Catholic Church.The problem is caused by and is obvious to anyone who chooses to see the truth that the celibacy rule is the major factor in sex abuse within the Catholic Church. The celibacy rule has gone on for hundreds of years and through so many countries including the United States that some people have taken this foolish rule as pe…

Wouldn’t we all like to have just a small part of what politicians spend to either get re-elected or run for office. Most of us would never see that much money in two life times.Which reminds me of a good friend who long ago was a committee man for one of the parties who said that a very well known politico once said that anyone who runs for office, “…if they are not corru…

Along with a recent letter writer to The News, I too commend News reporter Thomas J. Prohaska for his investigative reporting of radioactive waste and other contaminants at the Niagara Falls state park. I encourage Prohaska to investigate the hill of contaminants located on Lake Erie water’s edge at the new Buffalo Harbor State Park. This new state park was developed with …

I think our local politicians, i.e., Congressman Brian Higgins, should worry about cleaning their own house first.There is more corruption and scandals in our government then anywhere else in this country. For them to tell Bishop Richard Malone he should resign should be the last thing they should be worried about with more things going on in our government under the guise…

Rep. Chris Collins’ abrupt reversal to stay in the race for the 27th congressional district after being indicted on insider trading is a prime example of the financial crisis of 2008. In the 2008 financial crisis you had many banks and financial institutions being bailed out from their own reckless and ruinous behavior by public money, i.e., the government.The financial cr…

With the new NFL season now underway, I would like to offer a common-sense solution that should once and for all end the debate over whether players should, as a form of protest against the shooting by police of unarmed blacks, along with other racial inequalities, be permitted to kneel during the playing of our national anthem.To appease those who side with President Dona…

In most jurisdictions in America there is a law that defines the knowing receipt of stolen property as a crime. The law usually defines receiving stolen property as an act of accepting, taking possession of property that one knows was illegally obtained by the conveyor.Stolen property is defined as a material asset that has been obtained by fraud, subterfuge or some artifi…

For nearly 100 years, Catholic Charities has been providing assistance to the most vulnerable and marginalized children and adults in our community. Victims from abuse, neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault among other travesties, have found protection and comfort in Catholic Charities. Those suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, emotional and psychological …

In reference to the article published on Sept. 1, “95 Catholic Charities workers sign letter opposing decision to end adoption program,” I appreciate the fact that these workers are sincere and dedicated to helping children by finding them good homes. Of course, it is painful to lose one’s job.It is unfortunate that, apparently, their mission statement from the beginning w…

During a recent Trump rally, a young man with a gray plaid shirt was removed from the audience where he was standing behind the president, who was at the podium. His removal was striking.The young man was later interviewed by MNSBC. I found it disgusting, but unfortunately not surprising, when he said that the audience was prepped for the rally. They were told to look enth…

I am a practicing Catholic. I love my church. I feel it is time for the diocese to let the law take control of priests who have been charged with this horrible act. Have them arrested, charged and tried and if found guilty, off they go to jail like any other person who commits the crime of child sexual abuse. Get on with life.The diocese needs to act like any other employe…

I urge all Catholics not to abandon their church, their religion.The present scandal involves priests who are supposed to be representatives of God. However, they are only men.Yes, mistakes, grave mistakes, were made by the hierarchy of the church. There were crimes committed and law enforcement should have dealt with the crimes. The decision to handle the situation from w…

I can’t tell you how gratified I am that a local politician and a local real estate developer have come forward to instruct the Buffalo Diocese of the Catholic Church on how to deal with its current crisis.This is a previously untapped source of religious wisdom, and The News should go beyond Rep. Brian Higgins and Paul Snyder III. It should reach out to other area develop…

Kudos to Bishop Richard Malone for his courageous decision to remain as bishop of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese.He admitted that he made a mistake and will attempt to correct the problem with intelligence and by working with people from various walks of life and varied experiences.This is not to say that what happened in the past is not horrific, but only to say the bishop …