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Updated: December 1, 2012 4:39PM

It was refreshing to read Maureen O’Donnell’s article about Catholics for Choice. Like the radical nuns, it’s nice to see the Vatican challenged by everyday Catholics who are more in touch with reality. Every week on the pulpit I hear the same sermon condemning our government on its stances on birth control and abortion, but never hear a single word about the billions of dollars that go to U.S. companies working in China that contribute to the millions of abortions yearly in that country. We’re all God’s children.

Michael Lally, Burbank

Hoping for a change

Regarding Rev. Jesse Jackson’s column supporting Barack Obama for re-election: I agree, Obama has worked. But sadly he has not gotten the job done. In the real world, results, not effort, are rewarded.

“Hope” was and never is a strategy, so it’s time for a change.

D. Allan Hirsch, Barrington Hills

Remember your faith

Last Sunday, columnist Sue Ontiveros wonders how educated Republican women can look the other way when it comes to the party’s right-to-life platform. She further labels them as “these smart women of privilege.” A gross exaggeration. In the past, Ms. Ontiveros has written articles about her Catholic faith. Apparently, this smart women has decided to “look the other way” when it comes to her church’s teachings on the sanctity of human life. It seems, also, she is unaware October is Respect Life Month.

Sam Deane, Portage Park

Don’t pass the buck

All of Illinois should applaud Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno for her stance against shifting the cost of Chicago’s teacher’s pension onto the suburbs and Downstate. The hardworking people outside Chicago who have paid their dues and taxes for services in their own area should be insulted by this sham of passing the “buck,” once again.

Dennis R. Tierney, Frankfort

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