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Several years ago, a priest I know stated that the reasons we would not see female priests in our lifetime: 1) Because Pope John Paul had closed the door on the topic, and 2) because many Catholic men would have difficulty following a woman.
Even decades removed from the Catholic Church, my soul still revolts at the male chauvinism that mires it.
Cory Gunderson, Lakeville
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His views are at odds with many Hispanics
Many Republicans believe that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Cuban American, will strengthen their political brand (“Rubio set to present the GOP’s reaction,” Feb. 10). Indeed, he’s the ideal marketing package for Tea Party positions that lie outside majority opinion.
But his words and actions seem at odds. When he’s not talking about his mom, he’s voting against the Violence Against Women Act. He equates scientific research on the age of the Earth with faith-based declarations, as if beliefs don’t determine actions in education, climate change and other critical areas.
He labels any attempt at gun control as “undermining the Second Amendment.” He’s tough on border security to keep out Mexicans, Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Guatemalans and others who aren’t Cuban. This leaves his toughness on immigration inconsistent, self-serving and offensive to many immigrants.
BILL MEASE, Minneapolis
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