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* The cartoons on the editorial page of the Sept. 23 issue of NCR were thought-provoking. As a reader of The Philadelphia Inquirer, I am familiar with Tony Auth, and his cartoons are usually on target. The two that were in NCR, one of inept bishops and the other touching on the Hurricane Katrina disaster, are particularly relevant.

Ann Dow

Thorofare, N.J.

* A few months ago I sent a letter to The Philadelphia Inquirer in response to a Tony Auth cartoon they printed deriding intelligent design. I also saw a recent letter in the Inquirer from a writer of Jewish affiliation in which he expressed his dismay that the newspaper would feature Auth's cartoon depicting the Catholic clergy as amoral buffoons.

It might be appropriate if the editors of NCR would share this Jewish man's disgust with Auth's religion-bashing. NCR appears to be admiring Auth by printing his cartoons in your publication. I recently renewed my subscription to NCR because I decided that your paper is more good than bad and I do look forward to reading most of your issues. But if a supposedly Catholic publication regards the likes of Auth as one to be held up for admiration, I hope that you will at least draw the line at expressing admiration for the American Atheist society.

James P. Ward

Claymont, Del.
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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Dow, Ann; Ward, James P.
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Nov 11, 2005
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