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Features 8   Meditation: The Slant of the Sun:Cemetery for indigenous people sings of a desperate need to heal, Laura Lee Perkins 10 O Come, O Come God With Us: We call upon Christ in the mess of our lives because he did what we want to do, Sara Beth Meyer...

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Features 10  Extraordinary Influencers: Four Doctors of the Church Models of holiness overcame barriers to influence Catholicism and the world, Kathy Coffey 16  Book Adaptation: Praying the Joyful Mysteries with Scripture and Art, October is dedicated to the rosary, Fr. Denis McBride, CSSR 22  Black, Catholic, and Holy: Six Americans...

The Mail

I have enjoyed your magazine for over twenty years. In several issues this year, an artist/author by the name of francisca was featured: “The World on a Cross (March, at right), “Agony in the Garden” (April), and “Joseph: A Quiet Presence” (May-June 2022). Her work is powerful and beautiful. I...

The Mail

I am sorry to hear that one of my favorite writers, Jim Auer, had contracted COVID-19 (“Long-hauling: An Inside View,” March 2022). Please extend to him my prayerful wishes for a steady and full recovery. His story of his experience with the virus is very insightful and informative and reveals...

The Mail

Just when I don’t think I have time to read Liguorian with all of my other reading material…it stays on the top of my list. You have such great articles. In the February 2022 edition, I especially enjoyed “Love Is For Giving” and seeing our very special deacon, Jerry Stoverink...

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Features 9   Movie Review: Father Stu: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson star in a film about the power of redemption, Elizabeth A. Herzing-Gebhart 10  Awaken to a Life in Christ: Vatican II called laity to “the fullness of Christian life”; laypeople now play essential roles in the Church, Bonnie Lemelle Abadie...

The Mail

The “Faith Hits Home” column “Time to Clean Up!” (October 2021) exhorts us to take care of our planet as follows: “Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Repeat!” and tells us some ways of doing so, but the part about recycling leaves out some important information. One of the problems with plastic is...

The Mail

I am a longtime subscriber to Liguorian magazine. I’m ninety-two, and I grew up having Liguorian in my birth home. And it has been in my own homes ever since I was married.  The fiction story “Mind Your P’s and Q’s” by Dave Bachmann (September 2021) is a wonderful story with a...

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I just read an edition of your magazine. One letter provoked this reply. The writer said, “Why would you recommend a [COVID-19] vaccination based on the tissue of aborted children? …That wrong does not make a right!”  Here’s my perspective: Just as the innocent victim of a murder committed no...

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Features 10  Sonnets for Church Seasons: Inspiring poems and photos accompany you on a journey through our liturgical year, Sasha A. Palmer 7   Simple Things to Do for Others: Love Thy Neighbor(hood), Liguori Publications Staff 16 Only Grace Can Explain: A prisoner opens his soul to the Almighty as he...

The Mail

The fiction “Mind Your P’s and Q’s” (September 2021) is a wonderful story with a faith-filled punch at its ending. In my words, “There Are No Coincidences with God.”  Raymond S., Illinois   Editor’s note: We received a letter last year from a reader expressing his connection with our January...

The Mail

The fiction piece “Mind Your P’s and Q’s” (September 2021) was a wonderful story! The ending was unexpected and perfect. I was wondering before I got to the last paragraph how the story was going to end and then, “Boom,” the perfect ending! Hats off to the author, David Bachmann!...

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Thank you so much for the story on Old St. Mary’s in San Francisco: “On Shaky Ground” (July-August 2021). The photos, especially, brought back memories of exhausting walks up California Street, not wanting to pay the cable car fare, down Grant Avenue to perhaps stop at the great parish library under...

The Mail

The May-June issue of Liguorian is, without a doubt, the best issue I have ever read. Each article dealt with the real world and practical daily matters without the ethereal saintly rhetoric. I usually just do a quick perusal looking for something down to earth, then skip to the crossword...

The Mail

First, I want to say that I have enjoyed reading Liguorian for many years. I usually read all the stories in every issue. What I read keeps me informed and excited to be a Catholic. After reading Br. Daniel Korn, CSsR, report about Mary, I am hopeful to read what...

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Cover Stories 10  Understanding Alcoholism: Alcohol addiction erodes lives and relationships—but there’s hope, Fr. Ted Lawson, CSSr 31  Wisdom for Our Times, J. R. R. Tolkien Features Features 16  On Shaky Ground: Financial stress may toll last bell for Old St. Mary’s, a 1906 quake survivor, Fr. Byron Miller, CSSR...

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The Catechism calls us to defend those persecuted. I have worked as a mental health counselor at a college counseling center for the past ten years. Thousands of hours spent listening to students have given me ample opportunity to reflect on the meaning and practice of love. When it comes...

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Cover Story 10  A Real Wonder Woman: Mary of Magdala blazes our trail to Easter, Kathleen M. Murphy Features 14  God Is My Co-Parent: Life with kids zooms by, so watch for the Lord’s gifts of great worth, Dawn Allred-Kraemer, PhD 18  Power Equal to the Task: Simon’s journey up...

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I enjoyed the Christmas issue (December 2020). I always find the writers’ columns inspiring. On a side note, let’s hope the next four years cools off the political climate and we can all agree to disagree without the harsh rhetoric. Frank C., Pennsylvania   I keep reading articles from your...

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I just received my January edition. Your honest approach to your “Mail” feature has me wanting to go there right away for [comments about] every recent issue. People’s opinions are so interesting, and you shared a full two pages of them this month. I love it! Dawn A., Missouri  ...