October 13, 2017

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Adoption an excellent option for children in need of a loving and faith-based home

I want to share that my wife and I have enjoyed reading The Criterion since we moved to Bloomington from Fairfield, Ohio, in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati about a year ago.

In particular, we’ve been glad to see articles about adoption appearing off and on over the past year. There are so many children in need of a loving and

faith-based home!

After the birth of our oldest daughter, we went through experiences much like the Amschler family who were featured in your Sept. 22 issue. We chose foster care rather than “typical” adoption, but we were able to adopt three more children over the course of as many years.

We’re very blessed.

Keep up the great work!

- Whitney Riley | Bloomington
 

Senators’ anti-Catholicism violates oath to support Constitution, reader says

It is about time to overreact to the anti-Catholicism of Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin.

Article VI, paragraph 3 in the Constitution of the United States clearly states that “The Senators and Representatives … and the members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers … shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this Constitution.” And in that same article and paragraph it further states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

The political elites in both the House and Senate and those in the judiciary are able to distort the Constitution at their whim to fit their agenda, finding that things like abortion are a constitutional right. But when it comes to a clear simple statement like “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” they turn a blind eye.

Sens. Feinstein and Durbin violated their “oath or affirmation to support this Constitution.” And this is not the first time for either of them to violate their oath. No one should try to justify these lawbreakers by stating they were doing their job of thoroughly vetting a candidate. They were not doing their job, but breaking the law and practicing blatant anti-Catholic prejudice.

- Paul Kachinski | Indianapolis

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