From ................ National Catholic Reporter

January 17, 1997

page 23

'We Are Church'

So, Sr. Maureen Fiedler called on participants at the Detroit Call to Action convention to sign a "We Are Church" referendum (NCR, Dec. 6).

I wonder if she told the participants that she has sent a letter to Catholic schools suggesting that teachers enlist their students to get signatures, asking each signer to contribute one dollar, and that local groups that do the work will receive 60 percent of the funds they collect.

In view of the fact that she is exploiting children to demonstrate against church leadership, one has to wonder just how spontaneous and "grassroots" We Are Church really is.

BASIL E. JANASIK, OFM .......... Burlington, Wis.