The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 2, 2013

Readers' Forum 2-2 | Unions should schedule work stoppage


Monster is the abuser, and not the religion

Regarding the Jan. 25 letter by Virginia Stumpo, “Why don’t other religions have abuse?”:

I know that in the past few years, there have been reports of sexual abuse in the Catholic church. It is horrible that anyone would have to go through something like sexual abuse.

Stumpo wanted to know why we are not exposing other religions for sexual abuse. We are not trying to target a religion, but the fact is, we don’t know of sexual abuse being done by other religions. And if it were being done, rest assured they would be exposed as well.

We should not be trying to put these monsters into categories, because it is being done in all walks of life.

We need to figure out how we can better protect our children from this horrible crime. I pray for anyone who has suffered from not only sexual abuse, but physical abuse as well.

We live in a world that seems to be getting worse every day.

All we can do is educate our future generations on how to better protect themselves, and let God deal with these monsters of society.

Although not Catholic myself, I do not view Catholics as monsters. I view the people committing these acts as the monsters.

Be proud of your religion, no matter what it may be, and don’t let these types of criminals make you feel like the criminal on judgment day.

They, not you, will have to answer to the Lord.

Donald Titus Jr.


Modify McCort motto to add ‘silence’

In response to a Readers’ Forum letter on Jan. 26 by Connor Hagins, “Student: McCort’s motto words to live by,” the word “Silence” should be added (“McCort Pride, Loyalty and Tradition”).

John Lux


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