Catholic church in serious need of major reforms

Dear Editor,
This letter is in response to the March 11 letter from Steven
Sepkain,

Letter writer hardly an authority on church’s teaching.

To begin with, I never said I was an authority on anything!
Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to the March 11 letter from Steven Sepkain, “Letter writer hardly an authority on church’s teaching.”

To begin with, I never said I was an authority on anything! When I was a boy growing up in Gilroy I did my time in Catholic school, studied the Bible and graduated at the top of my class. But I’m still hardly an authority.

The letter writer went on to say the Catholic Church, since the First Century, has held the position that formal co-operation in abortion is a grave offense and the church attaches the penalty of excommunication for the crime against humanity.

A lot has changed since the First Century! I wrote that I did not like abortion, only in special cases and that if you outlaw it, people will just do it in secret, which happens all over anyway. But at least it is regulated somewhat.

In thinking the way the letter writer suggests, all it shows me is that the Catholic Church and a lot of people are out of touch with the world today! A lot has happened since the First Century.

Since the church has had it share of scandals in recent years, I wonder if this happened in the First Century, too. I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are still discriminated against by the church. I’m not homosexual, but why should they also be victims in modern times? The church is the one that is in need of reform. If you believe that, then there might be hope for you.

Daniel Garcia, Gilroy

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