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Saturday's Letters to the Editor

Questionable judgment

EDITOR: We were appalled by the Mike Luckovich cartoon regarding the pope's retirement that appeared on the editorial page on Thursday. Shame on Luckovich for creating it, and a pox on your house for publishing it.

Publishing such an offensive piece of work calls into question your editorial judgment and sensibilities. Given the new ownership of The Press Democrat, we are hopeful that this is not predictive of future choices on the editorial page.

JIM and BARBARA HABERKORN

Santa Rosa

Life is not fair

EDITOR: A man spends more than 40 years of his life bringing joy to thousands of parents by trying to redirect their wayward sons back to self respect — with great success ("Hanna Boys Center head resigns," Thursday).

A lone anonymous accuser says he or she heard, second hand, of "sexual misconduct" by the Rev. John Crews, which occurred over 40 years ago. The victim is now said to be dead.

Crews is no longer a priest, 40 years of hard work gone. His own church refuses to defend him. And his accuser? I can only hope he doesn't get a settlement from the church.

I can't believe this is actually happening.


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