It was disappointing, although not surprising, to read the editorial (CNY, May 25) describing the Notre Dame students who protested Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech as a “missed opportunity” to practice “tolerance” toward his “policies and views.”
In the past, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has aptly described the policies of Mr. Pence as “inflicting cruelty on innocent people.” Contrary to CNY’s call for “tolerance” of the vice president’s views, the courageous cardinal in 2015, as Archbishop of Indianapolis, took Pence, then governor of Indiana, to task for trying to stop the settlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.
So much for the Gospel’s “welcoming the stranger.”
Although less extreme than the “tolerance” Jesus showed the money changers in the temple, the Notre Dame students were more exemplary than the limp commentary of Catholic New York.
Richard E. Cross