Pat Howard: Youthful hope fades to disillusion as Catholic Church rejects change

Mar 10, 2013 Full story: Erie Times News 8

When recently retired Erie Catholic Bishop Donald W. Trautman was first announced as the new shepherd of the Erie diocese in 1990, I used this platform to write him an open letter.

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Bob O

Lodi, OH

#1 Mar 11, 2013
too bad they cant read
Devout Muslim

Erie, PA

#2 Mar 11, 2013
It's too bad a moron like Howard doesn't come to a Catholic youth group gathering and see the joy in those young people. Maybe he needs to get out of the hood once in awhile and see real hope and joy.
Devout Muslim

Erie, PA

#4 Mar 11, 2013
skeeter muh deeedle wrote:
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Simply buying kids ice cream brings them joy too. Plus I bet they hope to experience it again soon. Go sell your Tupperware someplace else.
Your post is one of the dumbest I have ever seen. There is a difference between true joy and temporal material enjoyment. Go peddle your blow up doll somewhere else.
Bob O

Lodi, OH

#6 Mar 11, 2013
Devout Muslim wrote:
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Your post is one of the dumbest I have ever seen. There is a difference between true joy and temporal material enjoyment. Go peddle your blow up doll somewhere else.
which creates more enjoyment ? eating the ice cream cone or passing the ice cram cone.? or are they equal
Teabag the Liberals

Erie, PA

#7 Mar 11, 2013
Leave, Pat. That's the change I'd love to see.
Devout Muslim

Erie, PA

#9 Mar 11, 2013
skeeter muh deeedle wrote:
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Prove it.
You seem to be able to prove you are an idiot on a daily basis.
Devout Muslim

Erie, PA

#11 Mar 12, 2013
Lib to the hell yeah wrote:
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Then prove there's something other than the material world. You're the one with the big claim, don't give me grief or call me names when you have a lumberyard in your eye, foo.
Seriously moron, prove it to yourself. Slit your worthless throat and die. You'll get all the proof you need.
Devout Muslim

Erie, PA

#13 Mar 13, 2013
Lib to the hell yeah wrote:
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Oh what is there going to be a guy with a pitchfork and horns waiting for me? Oooooh, I'm scared.
Go lay your guilt trip on gullible, desperate people, you know, your normal customers.
Trust me moron, Allah will deal with you. Just oft yourself and get it over with already.

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