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Letter to the Editor: Catholic Church wants people to enjoy the fruits of their labor

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John Minge's letter published in the Dec. 20 East Otter Tail Focus does a great disservice to the Catholic Church in characterizing its social teaching as endorsing wealth redistribution.

You cannot cherry-pick a few quotes and pretend you have covered the subject. The church vigorously opposes state control of private property and supports allowing people to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Good Catholics can be at opposite ends of the political spectrum, as long as they respect the dignity of human beings.

I would ask Mr. Minge to show more respect for my church, and look somewhere else for a club with which to beat Mr. Hexum in his war of words.

Jeff Blickenstaff

Perham, MN

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