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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 16, 2011 Page3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928. FAX 617-227-5307 Celebrates 97m Birthday e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZE'ITE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 50 Friday, December 16, 2011 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDITORIAL THE WAR ON CHRISTIANITY IS REAL AND MUST BE DEFEATED by Edward P. Shallow That the war on Christianity is in fill1 bloom is indis- putable. The enemies of Christ know that to succeed in establishing a Socialistic form of government where they will have total power over the people, they must destroy the people's faith in God. The attack on Christianity is real and, "If We the People" fails to render God paramount, the forces of evil will be victorious and we will lose the nation. The president himself is taking the lead in the assault. Consider (from Fox Nation): President Obama declared in an e-mail to CBN that "whatever we once were, we're no longer just a Chris- tian nation." (Even though this nation was founded on Judeo/Christian teachings.) This same administration invited Lady Gaga into the White House for anti-bullying conferences but banned Franklin Graham from the Pentagon's National Day of Prayer observances. It was during the Obama administration that Chris- tian school children were ordered to stop praying out- side the Supreme Court building because they were vio- lating the law. Instead, those American boys and girls were forced to pray for the elected officials while stand- ing in a gutter. The Obama administration opposed the commemora- tion of a prayer by Franklin Roosevelt at the site of the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall, arguing that it would "dilute" the memorial's central message. In addition, the Obama White House asked Georgetown University to cover up all religious signs and symbols prior to a presidential address. In recent days, we have learned that the Navy adopted and later rescinded a policy that would have banned parents from giving their wounded soldier-children Bibles at Walter Reed National Military Center. A Christian cross was removed from outside an Army chapel because it violated regulations. The Air Force Academy was forced to apologize for promoting Opera- tion Christmas Child because it had ties to a Christian organization. (Continued on Page 8) LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor, Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer ~,ishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 Pat Barrasso of the North End celebrated his 97th birthday with family: daughter Elaine O'Brien, Pat Barrasso, son-in-law John O'Brien, son-in-law Jim Hogan, brother Anthony Barrasso, great-granddaughter Sophia O'Brien, Gretchen O'Brien, grandson John O'Brien, granddaughter Tara O'Brien and daughter Patty Hogan. Fr/ends atthe Post-Gazette Pat cutting his birthday cake. SHERIFF CABRAL SPEAKS ABOUT WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP, POLITICS Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral recently lent her support to two events created with the intent to encourage in- creased participation by women in politics and roles of leadership. Taking part in a panel assembled by the Massachu- setts Women's Political Caucus and titled, "Building the Pipeline: Women at All Levels of Government", Sheriff Cabral joined with Massachusetts State Audi- tor Suzanne Bump and State Representative Shaunna O'Connell to deliver on the day's message. Presented as a quarterly breakfast series, Massachu- setts Women's Political Caucus panels feature "out- standing elected officials, community leaders, or politi- cal activists who have made great advances in promoting the participation of women in the political process." The breakfast is also utilized as a networking event that brings together the organization's membership with inspiring speakers to engage in conversation about increasing political participation of women throughout the ranks of government. Addressing the packed house, Sheriff Cabral spoke about her early experiences gained while leading the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department and the ap- proach that has carried her to her current role as on Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral of the most prominent women in Massachusetts politics. "Coming into office, I felt free to go in and change the place," said Sheriff Cabral. "I brought a different perspec- tive and a new approach to problem solving." Sheriff Cabral also went on to speak about some of the opportunities and chal- lenges facing women in the present day political arena and offered encouragement to women seeking to become more civically engaged. Appearing in early Decem- ber as the keynote speaker for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's "Women's Network" break- fast series roundtable, Sher- iff Cabral again shared with attendees some Of the lead- ership strategies that she employed in successfully reforming the Suffolk County Sheriff's Depart- ment, elevating it to its present place as a model of the corrections community. As it was with her empanelment by the Massa- chusetts Women's Political Caucus, Sheriff Cabral was selected by the Women's Network of the Greater Bos- ton Chamber of Commerce as an exemplar of the core values of the organization. The mission of the Women's Network of tt~e Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is to connect women of all career levels, strengthen their profes- sional networks and engage them in the Greater Boston business community. The Women's Network hag achieved this vision through the offering of prominent speaker programs, unique receptions and roundtables, and annual awards ceremo- nies that foster develop- ment, spotlight women leaders, and promote the positive impact women have made on the Greater Boston region. To learn more about the Women's Network of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, please visit: www. bostonch', and to learn more about Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus, visit: umzw. mwpc. org ...... L