Category: The Mail

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...

The Mail

Thanks to one statement in Fr. Dennis J. Billy’s article (March 2015), I can admit during the time that I was a nonpracticing Catholic, my experience of “foretasting of heaven” started. My first “intense experience of the divine” was in 2002, when I was driven to my heavenly home by...

April 2015: The Mail

I always enjoy reading Fr. Bruce Lewandowski’s “Plain Talk” column in Liguorian. His contribution in the December 2014 issue [on how Jesus teaches that we can be salvation for each other] was exceptionally thought-provoking. I am sharing it with my Bible study and St. Theresa Guild at church. Both groups...

The Mail from September 2014

This letter was prompted by Fr. Philip Dabney’s September 2013 column: My story begins in November 1942. The war had started a year before. Ralph, my boyfriend at that time, had been inducted into the Army. He was gone for thirty-eight months, thirty-f ive of which were spent in the...

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July-August 2014

Editor’s note: Two readers share their thoughts on annulments being seen as part of a healing process and an aid to help make second marriages work.  Recently, Catholics in Germany and elsewhere have asked Rome to allow divorced Catholics in nonsacramental second marriages to receive Communion. This suggested policy would...

May/June 2014

I would like to compliment you on the February 2014 issue of Liguorian. One article that stood out spoke to the heart of maintaining a spirit-filled body and soul: “Tending the Spirit” by Fr. Stephen Rehrauer, CSsR.  His regimen for provid- ing nourishment to the soul and his suggestion to...

April 2014

I want to send my compliments on “More Than Orchestrated Processions” by Johan van Parys (“Symbols that Surround Us,” February 2014). This excellent column emphasized the journey from procession to the font of initiation into new life to procession at a funeral. Mr. van Parys’s comments about images of baptism—water...

March 2014

I read the sermons of St. Alphonsus Liguori for all the Sundays of the year. Although they placed a fair amount of emphasis on the fearfulness of hell, I liked them. A lot is expected of us, but the reward is very great. I didn’t know that St. Alphonsus expanded the idea of...

February 2014

Rev. Brian Grogan’s article, “Welcoming God in Death” (November 2013), was one of the most beautiful and inspiring pieces I’ve ever read. A real masterpiece—may God bless him for this treasure!—A. Schraff, CA I read with interest and nostalgia the article “Pilgrimage: The Journey Home” by Rev. William Bueche, CSsR...

January 2014

What a thought-provoking article in the September 2013 issue: “The Truth About Grudges!” At almost age 80, I have held some grudges and heard numerous stories of others doing the same. Your examples and advice could not have been better said. May it touch the hearts of all who read...

December 2013

I had been a subscriber to Liguorian for many years but stopped my subscription because of some of the liberal articles. In Fr. Lewandowski’s article, “When Jesus Was Deported,” he objects to the “organized removal of over a million undocumented immigrants.” He refers to this as “intolerant, inhospitable, and bigoted.”...

November 2013

Fr. Lewandowski’s wonderful article “Beyond Gun Control” (July-August 2013) offers a clear answer to all the world’s problems. Wow! If people could follow these simple instructions and control themselves, the world would be a safer and happier place. I’ve never read anything more inspirational—not a book but just a one-page...

October 2013

In the April 2013 Letters to the Editor, a reader took exception to the article “Luke and the Path to Christian Discipleship” (January): She said, “Eucharist is a communal act and should not become a purely private devotion.” I can identify with her feelings as well as the viewpoint of...

September 2013

September 2013 On behalf of all of us at William H. Sadlier, Inc., our sincere congratulations on the hundredth anniversary of Liguorian. It’s a wonderful milestone to have achieved. To think of the hundreds of thousands of readers who have been uplifted, consoled, and/or strengthened in their faith is truly...

July-August 2013

Editor’s Note: In recognition of World Youth Day 2013 (July 23–28 in Rio de Janeiro), we share this reader’s inspiring story about WYD 2002. As the director of religious education at St. Patrick’s Parish, I took about fifty teens to World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto. We experienced many funny...

May-June 2013

  Kudos to you for featuring an article with teeth in it. I’m referring to “Blessed are the Peacemakers” by Bishop Anthony Taylor (January).  Those of us in his diocese know that Bishop Taylor walks the walk. What is so difficult about loving our brothers and sisters? Do we think...