I gather that Mr. Flathers was disappointed with my recent letter.
President Obama is making a laudable effort to ensure that all of our people have healthcare - particularly those who work and the least fortunate among us. Some are trying to frustrate him. The Catholic bishops are among the prominent among them.
Mr. Flathers might have given some rationale for the bishop's (and the Church's) rule. I'll grant you that that would be difficult. Perhaps I should have addressed this issue as almost all of our Catholics have - don't argue about it; simply disregard an indefensible edict.
If Mr. Flathers thinks he can sweep my "cartoon" issue under the rug, I refer him to the statement about the church hierarchy given in the recent past by the prime minister of Ireland.