This is in response to the Nov. 15 letter “Faith in People” written by Tom Tomkins. I firmly believe that everyone has the right to his/her opinion and to express it if they wish. If Mr. Tomkins disagrees with Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop David Zubik concerning his disapproval of parts of the Affordable Care Act, so be it.
However, as an 86-year-old who was educated for 12 years in Catholic schools, and, as a practicing Catholic, I must strongly contradict what Mr. Tomkins claims he remembers seeing at the back of the church. I have never, ever been to a Catholic church anywhere in which such a “board” such as Mr. Tomkins describes, showing donations, was ever displayed.
Indeed, if he had seen such a board, he should have called or written the bishop of that diocese condemning such a practice. That would be his right, especially since there would be no fear from the Inquisition.