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January-February 2024 Mail

It was with great surprise and delight to find a medical article written by a very erudite and caring physician, Dr. William Boyce (“A Transfiguration,” November-December 2023). Rarely are we blessed with his humble insight and his eloquence bringing us in the medical field to remember what we may have...

November-December 2023 Mail

I have been a Redemptorist for sixty-three years. I was a [foreign] missionary for thirty-four years. Home is always where I have lived and served the Lord. It was a joy to “come home” being welcomed by my family—even if it was always for a short stay.  Reading the article...

September-October 2023 Mail

Paige Byrne Shortal’s feature on Timothy Cardinal Dolan was outstanding. Paige asked the leader of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York insightful questions, which the bishop answered with wisdom, warmth, and humility. One day we might see Dorothy Day, a convert to the Catholic faith, among the saints. Her life...

The Mail

Your “Scripture Scoop” feature titled “What Is Social Sin?” (January-February 2023) caught my attention and was thought-provoking. I looked at the recommended Scripture readings, Amos 8:4–6 and Micah 7:1–7, and interpreted that social sin is society’s oppression and cheating of the poor, with the poor’s eventual enslavement. This is predicted...

The Mail

As much as I hate to see Liguorian becoming bimonthly, I can understand why the change is needed. More and more publications are just closing down due to rising costs, etc. I’ve been getting Liguorian for over thirty years now. I liked it when the format was smaller like Reader’s...

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...

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...

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...

Mail

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...

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!...

Mail

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...

Mail

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...

Mail

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...

Mail

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  ...