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Kevin Rafferty’s Jan. 7 article, “Christianity vs. secularism,” was lambasted by secularist Scott Mintz in his Jan. 13 letter, “Inequality in Christian nations.” Now I’ll lambaste Rafferty from the other side.

Mintz starts off right in criticizing the “disjointed and aimless” nature of Rafferty’s piece. Who can figure what Rafferty’s trying to say when he jumps — without a coherent thesis — from bemoaning the Catholic Church’s scandals and defections from the priesthood to saying that maybe the pope has an important message about promoting peace and justice and human dignity?

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