To the editor:
I noted Mr Jonathan Hayes' previous letter with great appreciation for his comments about my letter of Sept. 10.
His current letter on "subsidiarity" points out the fact that government should play very little in its effect on peoples' lives. Unfortunately the opposite is true.
As shown under "Chapter two, the Human Communion," Catholic Catechism:
A key article in No, 1885 is "The principle of subsidiarity is opposed to all forms of collectivism." And that means the socialism being promoted by the politicians in Washington. In No. 1894 it says, "In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, neither the state nor any larger society should substitute itself for the initiative and responsibility of individuals and intermediary bodies." That means hands off, Washington, D.C.
In conclusion, No. 1878 tells what is needed in the United States today. "All men are called to the same end: God himself. There is a certain resemblance between the unity of the divine persons and the fraternity that men are to establish among themselves in truth and love. Love of neighbor is inseparable from love for God.
"Love of neighbor is inseparable from love for God," is the phrase that tells it all. I don't see that being done in Washington as much as they say so.
All should read the Catechism. It will tell you how to live under freedom.
Also I hope we all attend the Life Chain Sunday on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Old Court House. We need the prayers for our freedoms
Mrs. Jane Brown