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Letters to the Editor which appeared in the July issue of The Southern Cross

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Bus stop cuts

I wonder what your churches think about the huge new Adelaide bus plan.

It would cut out 950 bus stops and shorten or eliminate some bus routes.

Many people don’t drive cars because of age, disability, poverty, or other reasons such as concern for the environment. Is it fair to try to force them to walk much further to catch a bus?

A commentator said that a government could have bus routes which help the vulnerable or fast ones, but not both.

I think that defending the rights of the vulnerable is very consistent with the best religious traditions.

Bob Cowley
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Sacristans have to fill many roles at the Cathedral during their day-to-day chores. Some chores are pleasant, others not so pleasant.

On resumption of Sunday Masses and at the 5pm service on June 7, a member of the congregation who appeared to be of a homeless nature decided to expose his blistered feet by taking off his shoes during the homily. The sacristan on that day duly noticed this and brought out some Bandaids from the sacristy which he contentedly applied to this person’s feet.

I guess that this was not a pleasant task, but one that he undertook with the devotion of a dedicated first aid worker.

It was good to watch and it showed a high degree of compassion towards a fellow human, and after all, isn’t this what it’s all about!

Fred Chetcuti



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