October 6, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Submit a letter to the editor electronically | For our letter writing policy, click here

Anti-Catholicism not on display at hearing for judge, reader says

Let’s not overreact to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, to be a federal appellate judge.

Although the committee grilled Professor Barrett thoroughly, particularly about the tension between personal religious belief and the law, she handled herself admirably.

More important, I believe that the committee would do exactly the same with a fundamentalist Protestant or anyone whose religious beliefs infused their lives.

The committee was doing its job of thoroughly vetting a candidate, not resurrecting ugly traditional anti‑Catholicism as Richard Doerflinger, the author of The Criterion column, suggested.

-Robert P. Sedlack | Greencastle

Local site Links:

Like this story? Then share it!