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The Mail

Fr. Bruce Lewandowski’s column “Why I Miss Mother Teresa” (January 2019) had an error. Mother Teresa left the Loreto convent cloister in 1948, not 1929. She arrived in India on January 6, 1929. I got my information from Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, edited and commentary by Fr. Brian...

The Mail

I was disappointed in your magazine after I read the story titled “The Do-Overs” by Kerry Sloan (May-June 2018). I was a little leery when the story started with an elderly gentleman, John, who was disappointed that he hadn’t died on his seventy-fifth birthday after his psychic told him he...

The Mail

I am sending this in response to Henry K’s letter (November 2018) about dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The history of the decision on where to drop the atomic bombs clearly shows that civilian targets were deliberately chosen—one reason being for the shock value to the Japanese...

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I turned on the nightly news and the headline screamed at me: “Scandal Rocks the Catholic Church.” As a cradle Catholic I could not help wondering what would it be this time? Those pesky Arians or maybe those Gnostics…Did someone start another Reformation and I missed it? Investiture could have...

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I’m writing in regard to the letter published in September 2018 from a reader in response to a “Dear Padre” column titled “The Catholic Position on Holy Communion.” She eloquently presented the position of many inside and outside the Church who don’t understand why holy Communion should be received only...

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The recent article titled “Why Should You Go To Mass?” (September 2018), is greatly helpful and instructive. For me it reiterates in clearer terms why I have chosen my whole life to go to Mass. The article also helps me as a parent, grandparent, and one who works professionally with...

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I can’t help but comment on the article in the April issue, “Our Role in God’s Peace Plan.” Articles like this are illuminating this contemporary issue. We certainly learn as Catholics not to hate others and to counter other’s hateful actions with something besides hate itself. However, the author promotes...

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As a Catholic, I find it harder and harder to justify some of the Church’s stances on certain things, and as a result, I find myself pushing away. The “Dear Padre” column in the May-June issue, “The Catholic Position on Holy Communion,” has just about given me the final shove....

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After reading “Let Us Kneel” in Plain Talk December 2017, my take on the issue presented is different from other readers. There are still many countries with monarchs to whom it is proper protocol to bow or curtsy. As Americans, it was decided that we would have no monarch or...

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I enjoy your magazine, especially the Bible Quiz, every month. This February issue had several things I want to comment on: First, the ashes pictures made me laugh. “Awash in the Joy of Conversion” was great in renewing my commitment to go to confession. And I can’t wait to read...

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I just finished reading the November [2017] issue….“Pushing Through the Fog” is excellent! It was well-written and the values and thoughts it expressed were well-stated. Thank you. Kathy C., CA Notes from the Editor 1. Recently a reader asked about the meaning of the Liguori Publications logo, which features an archer....

The Mail

Editor’s note: The following was written in response to a letter from David P. that Liguorian published in December. Since I have been struggling for several years with a son who calls himself gay, has a gay relationship, and now has a foster child, I was attracted to the advertisement...

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We’d love to hear from you! Write: Liguorian Editor, One Liguori Drive, Liguori, MO 63057 Email: Liguorianeditor@Liguori.org   I have subscribed to your magazine for many years and have enjoyed the many articles, etc. They have been inspirational and very comforting. Keep up the good work!  Yolanda M., DE I found...

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We’d love to hear from you! Write: Liguorian Editor, One Liguori Drive, Liguori, MO 63057 Email: Liguorianeditor@Liguori.org The opinions expressed don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of the ­editors. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s full address and daytime phone number. Names will be withheld from publication upon request....

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We’d love to hear from you! Write: Liguorian Editor, One Liguori Drive, Liguori, MO 63057 Email: Liguorianeditor@Liguori.org The opinions expressed don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of the ­editors. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s full address and daytime phone number. Names will be withheld from publication upon request....

January 2016

The Mail in November featured a response by Mary S. to the publisher’s column (September 2015) regarding the pope’s encyclical on the environment. I was taken aback with the ideological response. I cannot believe that she has even read the encyclical. I am in a discussion group that is studying...

December 2015

The September 2015 issue of Liguorian really had me scratching my head. Fr. Bruce Lewandowski’s article “One World, Two Views” seems to provide a simplistic narrative of a Church pitted against itself—a “pre-Vatican II” evil Church vs. a “post-Vatican II” enlightened Church. What exactly was the point of this article and...

October 2015

I recently received the July-August issue of the Liguorian in the mail and was touched by an article I read titled “The Leap” by William Stoos [about a man’s positive experience after changing jobs]. My family is going through a difficult time financially, and his article really spoke to us! My...

September 2015

I found the cover of the March issue of Liguorian very troubling: A man is sitting on the floor of an Episcopal Church in a labyrinth. Inside the magazine, a short blurb states: “Walking the labyrinth is recognized as a form of meditation. The three common stages are purgation (releasing), illumination (receiving), and union (returning).” The logic of this statement escapes me: “releasing,” “receiving,” and “returning” what? That...

July-August

I congratulate you on a particularly fine issue of Liguorian (February 2015). You present a panorama of areas—from global to personal areas of present-day American life—in which the theme is overcoming the evils of hatred due to differences. You touched on topics that reflect great tension in the lives of...