CAROL WALLGREN

Reader Input: Buckle up, say a little prayer

With all the tragedies behind the wheel these days in the news, it came to me that we don’t just need to remember to buckle up, but to say a little prayer for safety, as well ...

Reader Input: Churches should return to basics

Several of the local churches, including the Catholic Church, have based their Lenten community weekly service on 12-step spirituality. If the many faith-based churches got back to ...

Reader Input: Constitution a work in progress

The Constitution of the United States of America was established in order to form a more perfect Union. This guideline for unity, obviously, has not yet been achieved. This is the ...

Reader Input: Get ready for Vatican-gate

The Roman Catholic Church doesn’t have anything to do with God. The Roman Catholic Church is an institution. That power and money and fear could cover up sexual abuse of chil ...

Reader Input: Three who operate on a higher plane

America, America, God shed his grace on thee! God called Nelson Mandela home and gave America the gift of Barack Obama and the Catholic Church the gift of Pope Francis. When one do ...

Reader Input: Another public figure fiasco

This unfortunate situation in Toronto with elected Mayor Rob Ford and his drug and alcohol problem is a reminder of the Charlie Sheen fiasco the media had a field day with. Unfor ...

Reader Input: Prudent that we prepare now

The tragedy in the Philippines is just a preview of events to come with what is happening with our planet. Three-quarters of our planet is water and the oceans cannot be held back. ...

Reader Input: Quell damaging GOP nonsense

Is Ted Cruz and the tea party stuck on stupid? How stupid to shut down the government of the No. 1 country in the world and even plan to do it again next year. Ted Cruz is hurtin ...

Reader input: Social issues not central to all

The Roman Catholic Church is like a sleeping giant attached to the middle ages. Now, in Pope Francis, a Jesuit, the door has been opened to modernity. Pope Francis is right that th ...

Reader Input: Push ‘pause’ on Syria

Going to Congress was a very smart move on the part of President (Barack) Obama in regard to any military action on Syria. There is a congressional election next year, in 2014, a ...