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To the editor:

Regarding the column written by Father John Catoir in the February 2012 issue of the Catholic Courier:

Fact: Father Catoir blames Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare as being three things adding to the deficit. He is silent on the billions of borrowed dollars — accounted for outside of the normal budgeting process — spent on an unnecessary Iraq war promulgated by a sabre-rattling "conservative" president and opposed by Pope John Paul the Great. We will be paying for that war for generations. Thousands of innocents were killed and are being killed to this day. Where is his outrage about that? His silence is deafening.

Fact: Father Catoir bemoans the "expanding of the nanny state." Yet Pope John Paul wrote in Centesimus Annus: "The human inadequacies of capitalism and the resulting domination of things over people are far from disappearing".

Does he think that trying to correct "the human inadequacies of capitalism" is a "nanny state"?

Fact: Father Catoir used the word "I " 10 times. He used the words Jesus, Christ, God and Holy Spirit zero times.

Is Father Catoir moving in the right direction?

Richard Szweda
Fairport

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