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Supporters stand outside St. Peter Church a week after street preachers hurled criticisms.
Francisco Lara/Catholic Sentinel
Supporters stand outside St. Peter Church a week after street preachers hurled criticisms.

Regarding “Human shield protects assaulted parishioners,” Feb. 17, page 1:

Thank you for your beautiful article bearing witness to the events of Feb. 5 as they transpired in response to the hate hurled at immigrant churchgoers the week prior. Those who aligned to protect our Spanish-speaking neighbors were of a broad crossection of traditions, religions, nationalities and political persuasions. It was the vastness of love that brought us all together, a love that transcends all cultures and creeds, a love that spoke with a language all its own. Please know that regardless of how each of us who attended this outpouring of humanity contextualizes our experience of God, we were all one that day.

Michele Darr
Portland