For centuries the Catholic Church has taken billions of dollars of wealth from Mexico and Central America, and now that those who are from those countries are in need of it, the church turns its back on them. Shame and double shame on them.

We all are so consumed with the drama Washington is putting on we miss the real truths. Every Catholic should tell their pastor and write millions of letters to the Vatican that action is demanded now. Stop paying off victims of the church and send help to the refugee camps.

The church’s almost indescribable real estate holdings in just America alone would totally pop your cork. They could send just one day’s interest earned on their vast wealth in America and it would wipe out the misery in those camps in an instant.

Shame on those in charge here and in the Vatican for keeping silent and hoarding their wealth. The real crisis is not at the border, it is at the Vatican!

— Don Meyer



I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.