We know that the Catholic Church endures all wars and persecutions. The might of the Roman Empire could not stamp out the beliefs of Christians.

Regarding unrest in the nation: The view that will prevail is God’s will expressed in the Gospel narrative about man created in God’s image, the sanctity of human life, and the phrase of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

John Dezell

Northeast Portland