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His personal life is not your business
I wonder how a person can say that someone is insensitive and selfish because he’s doing what he does best (and what he’s been doing for a long time) to cope with the death of his 2-year-old son (“Death of Peterson’s son raises many societal issues,” Letter of the Day, Oct. 15). And attacking the person by saying that he has children from many different women. What does that have to do with anything? It is by far irrelevant and inappropriate. You have to realize if a person has a special way of coping with situations, that person should be able to do that without totally biased judgment from anyone.
If anyone has a problem with someone who is looked upon as a public figure, turn off the TV and pay attention to something else. It isn’t your, my or anyone else’s business!
JAMALLA BAXTER, Brooklyn Center
So much to keep track of. Is there an app?
As an avid reader of the Star Tribune, I would like thank you for your in-depth coverage of the seemingly endless allegations against Catholic institutions in this state. Unfortunately, I have a full-time job and a 2-year-old daughter. I cannot keep up!
When I am not reading about the endless denials from the Catholic institutions, I like to follow prep hockey. I wish I could watch every puck drop, but you know about my job and daughter. Thanks to the Star Tribune’s high school hockey app, I have access to all the scores, all the time. An iPhone in one hand, a diaper in the other — everybody is happy!
Any chance you could ask a developer to apply the same technology to your coverage of the Catholic Church? A scoreboard with allegations, denials and convictions would be helpful. Alerts would provide instant access to news, so nothing is missed. Perhaps you could send out hypocrisy alerts whenever a priest, employee or prominent donor of the Catholic Church makes an unwavering moral statement on issues such as life, marriage and religious liberty. Actually, don’t do that. My iPhone’s battery doesn’t last that long as it is. Instead, maybe a running clock at the bottom of the app that shows how long it has been since parishioners decided to stand up to the corrupt hierarchy of the Catholic Church? Because this is Minnesota and we love everything local, start the clock when the Vatican established the local diocese in 1850.
ANDY SPENCE, Minneapolis
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