Letter: Holy Week brings another attack by Don the Doubter


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Posted Online: March 28, 2013, 3:36 pm
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It's Holy Week, and once again we're treated to an "edifying" exposition on what Don Wooten does -- or doesn't -- believe with regard to Catholic doctrine.

I am not surprised by his list of heroes from those "heady," treasonous days of Vatican II, nor by his admiration of Garry Wills who, while he may be a linguist, is neither "an accomplished theologian," nor (is he kidding us?) a "devout Catholic" (Pat Buchanan spent more formative time with the Jesuits than Wills; are we to assume that Wooten would hang on Buchanan's every word?)

I was, however, amazed to "learn" that St. Augustine kept his denial of the Mass as a sacrifice so secret from the rest of the Church (for nearly 16 centuries!) that it was only brought to light through the efforts of the aforementioned "accomplished theologian," Wills, and Don the Doubter. Yet another of those secondary (tertiary?) and heavily editorialized sources of which Wooten is so fond.

Since it is obvious that there is no aspect of the Catholic religion that he agrees with or genuinely has affection for, why does he remain a Catholic? Are there no Episcopalian or Unitarian Churches in the area? No "‘progressive" congregations of any mainstream Protestant denominations? Or better yet, why doesn't he just start his own? How better to accommodate the doctrinal buffet for which his appetite is insatiable?

But, by next Holy Week, please find another church or institution to attack and undermine.

Christopher P. Browne,
Rock Island

















 




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1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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