LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Shame’ and ‘sorrow’ are not enough

A few days ago the news broke, with this headline: “Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says.” Church officials say two words express their dismay: “shame” and “sorrow.” Shame and sorrow are not enough, so I have an idea. We have all heard the horrifying stories, so I do not print much detail […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In abortion debate, God makes no mistakes

I would like to respond to Paul Donnelly’s letter (“Not all religious are pro-life,” Letter to the Editor, July 9). First, I want to say that I am one of those “born again” pro-life people that he seemed to imply were close-minded about the issue of abortion. I grew up in the 50s and 60s […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not all religious are pro-life

Please consider this a response to Ms. Pritchett’s letter (“Truth at odds when it comes to abortion,” Letter to the Editor, July 3) she starts off her letter addressing those people who don’t believe in God, obviously implying that only godless people would believe in abortion. I am a United Methodist. Our church policy is […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Truth at odds when it comes to abortion

What is truth? As I have done many times in the past, I am addressing this letter to those who say they believe in God. If you do not believe in God then this letter will probably anger you, and oh, if you do believe in God it may anger you too. For the life […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Zero tolerance’ is a matter Christians can consider

In response to the letter from The Right Rev. Kevin Brown, (“Border crisis is about basic human dignity,” June 20) I must point out that he does not speak for the entire Christian world. His claim that “people of grace, people who believe in a God of forgiveness, and people who believe in a God […]

COMMENTARY: May we find a way to dwell in unity with each other

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity. It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bill on Sharia law waste of Delaware’s time

On Dec. 15, 1791, these simple words became that law of the land in here in America: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Following God’s way leads to better society

This is in response to the Rev. Cameron Swain’s “A Letter to God” which appeared in the May 18 edition of the Delaware State News. Sir, you are right on target. We reap what we sow. We threw God out of our lives and then we wonder why He does not assist us. It does […]

COMMENTARY: Being April Fools for following Christ

No one wants to be called a “fool.” In American Sign Language the sign for “fool” looks like a person (represented by a forefinger) being struck with a fist of the other hand. Indeed, fools might be considered fortunate if only their egos are bruised. The word “fool” conjures up images of weakness, gullibility, and […]

Former Delaware priest charged in decades-old child rape case

  DOVER — Delaware prosecutors for the first time have brought criminal child molestation charges against a Catholic priest. An indictment issued by a grand jury Monday charges 76-year-old John A. Sarro with first-degree unlawful sexual intercourse and second-degree unlawful sexual contact. The charges involve a girl who was under the age of 16. Sarro […]