An open letter to President Biden:

As a fellow Catholic I must respond to your words in your speech to the nation on Aug. 26.

A shock of chill shot through me when you said: “We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

These words come from a tribal mind, not the mind of Christ.

Defending America’s interests can never be done through acts of aggression and vengeance — which are the continuation of war, not the inbreaking of peace, and possibility, and a more humane global community.

I urge you, Mr. President: Have the mind of Christ.

Mary Sharon Moore

Eugene