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The Mail

I am sorry to hear that Liguorian magazine will be published every other month. I understand the reasons you mentioned. If it would help, I would pay double for my subscription to receive ten issues. I know that won’t help, just please don’t stop Liguorian forever. The Church needs publications...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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  ...

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Thank you for the article “The Last Touchdown” by B. G. Kelley (October 2020). It talked about neighborhood football in Philadelphia in the 1940s and featured teams from East Falls, where my brother and I lived, and Frankford, Pennsylvania. I shared it with my Philly friends, and I’m sure they will...

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Regardless of your intent, “The Faithful Vote” (September 2020) was nonetheless an obvious attempt to morally justify voting for the political party accepting abortion; don’t try to color it otherwise. To say [in “From the Editor” in November 2020] that the article’s interpretation is like perceiving the color of a...

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As a faithful reader of Liguorian for over thirty years, I was appalled by the extremely liberal article “The Faithful Vote.” It is a passive-aggressive assault against the current White House administration. The opening paragraph sets the stage for this charade of an effort to displace Catholics to shirk the...

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I was very disappointed by the one-sidedness of “The Faithful Vote,” (September 2020) by Michael Wright. It failed to mention three issues that I think are more important than environmental issues. Support of gay marriage, because it does not allow for procreation and is against God’s law of one man...

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I read the “Plain Talk” column titled “Missing Essentials” (July/August Liguorian) and, in my opinion, the message was met with poor timing. The author asked, “Where is Catholic social teaching in the midst of COVID-19?” He implies that the people who are the working arm of the Church and implement...