Regarding "We're all Platonists now - and that's not good," April 16, Page 26: Clearly, Bishop Barron believes the USA is moving toward a Platonic framework in the political arena like the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century rooted in Hegel and Marx. Those Marxist regimes ultimately "presided, predictably, over the piling up of corpses." The politically most powerful in our country are now accelerating the movement toward totalitarianism. If we do not reverse this threat, we, predictably, will experience the piling up of corpses and the Catholic Church will not be spared.

Tim Flynn

Lake Oswego