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Letters: Praying for Republicans

August 29, 2012

Re "Angling for Catholic votes," Editorial, Aug. 26

I do not know if the Republican Party is aware of this, but when Cardinal Timothy Dolan, now the leader of American Roman Catholic bishops, was a young priest, he was sent by his archdiocese (St. Louis) to do a doctorate in church history. The subject of Dolan's dissertation was Father Edwin V. O'Hara, who became bishop of Kansas City. As a priest, O'Hara wrote the first minimum wage law to be upheld by the Supreme Court.

Perhaps O'Hara's spirit will guide Dolan in his closing benediction at the Republican National Convention.

John T. Donovan

Hacienda Heights

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