CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1994 |
Towering willow oaks frame a wide spring sky. Birds whistle love calls as old as time. Here, members of Heritage Presbyterian Church make the connection between faith and the Earth. "We can give praise to God when we see yellow-rumped warblers," said Kathryn Cochrane, whose committee built the trail that meanders through the suburban church's Creation Awareness Center, a three-acre wood lot behind the parish parking lot. The project is one of dozens of recycling, creek-monitoring and other environmental efforts undertaken in recent years by U.S. churches and synagogues, especially those in politically liberal areas.
November 17, 1991
Shame on George Will, usually a conservative columnist, for blaming Bush and the previous Republican Administration for the nation's economic woes and soaring national debt ("Bush Sinks to a Modern Low in Stewardship," Column Right, Oct. 31). Doesn't he know that presidents can't spend a penny unless it is appropriated by Congress, dominated for most of nearly 40 years by Democrats? HOWARD LOCKWOOD, Lake View Terrace
May 15, 2004
It is tragic that plans are being made to sell a major portion of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo (May 6). The now-closed undergraduate school should remain as a Catholic college, given its prime location within the largest Catholic archdiocese in the U.S., even if that means turning over the administrative duties to another Catholic entity. Poor stewardship of church resources needs to cease before there is nothing left for posterity. Matthew D. Herrera San Luis Obispo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1993
It was unfortunate to read that Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) believes that the Republican Party should remove the antiabortion plank in the party platform ("It's Bad for Party Business," Dec. 29). Conviction, integrity and commitment to the unborn baby should never be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency for the sake of unity. As an old military man, Ferguson should know that some things are worth fighting for. In the 1950s and '60s, the civil rights movement stirred controversy and divisiveness, but thank God that divisiveness pricked this nation's consciousness, which led to congressional passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As pro-life Republicans, we have a moral duty to promote life and responsibility with regard to our bodies.
February 27, 2003
Re "Maybe a Bit of Travel to Cure the Nein Blues," Commentary, Feb. 24: Who is Theodore Sorensen to pontificate? The John F. Kennedy industrial-strength propaganda machine rolls on: the Bay of Pigs, the White House-ordered assassination of South Vietnam's president and the introduction of American "advisors" there, spying on and illegally wiretapping Martin Luther King Jr.'s telephones, all under Kennedy's stewardship. (Does the buck ever stop anywhere near JFK?) And Sorensen was a prominent Kennedy advisor through it all. President Bush a "Lone Ranger"?
November 27, 2003
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Nov. 24 commentary on the Bush administration's horrible stewardship of our environment is a clarion call from an ever-shrinking wilderness to all Californians to get involved. If you can't find the time to write or phone your elected representatives, then at the very least, vote. Vote for candidates who don't just promise but have shown leadership in protecting our coastline, our water supplies, the air we breathe and the land we inhabit. On the federal level, we must continue to demand that a state's rights be upheld, for only a state's citizenry can truly understand and resolve the environmental, social and economic problems in its own backyard.