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Friday's Letters to the Editor

Ugly program

EDITOR: Many of us practicing Catholics have been active in our faith longer than Bishop Robert Vasa has been alive ("Catholic program on gays draws criticism," March 7). We, together with our fellow parishioners, and with guidance from our very good priests, have experienced, and continue to experience, what is the goodness of our Catholic faith.

However, we also, with our fellow parishioners and very good priests, have had to endure much ugliness handed to us by bishops over the past 30 to 40 years. This latest, bishop-sanctioned event held at St. Eugene's is nothing but ugly.

No matter what kind of pretty ribbon Vasa and Catholic school Superintendent John Collins tried to wrap around this, it is neither pastoral nor spiritual. It's just ugly.

TIMOTHY and CATHERINE PARSONS

Santa Rosa

Fiddling with time

EDITOR: I was a preteen when I first heard of daylight saving time, and I thought it was stupid. That was 80 years ago, and I still think it's stupid. The sun rises and sets on its own schedule, so if one wants to go to work an hour earlier and quit an hour earlier, just do it.

It took man untold centuries to create time zones so we would know what time it was in other nations around the globe, and there would be no confusion. Now only some states observe daylight saving time, some don't, and in Europe during World War II some nations had double daylight saving time, but to what purpose? The sun rises and sets on its own schedule, and we can't change that.

VERN HENDERSON


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