Category: The Mail

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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...

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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...

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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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...

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I’m writing in response to “Looking Immigration Right in the Eye” by James Graves (May-June 2020). I have been a loyal subscriber for thirty-plus years, and before now I’ve never read an article that made me question your magazine’s judgment. Do we really need the viewpoint of the FAIR (non-partisan) organization?...

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The April 2020 edition of Liguorian was another inspiring and helpful edition, thank you. My husband appreciated the well-written “From the President and Publisher” column (“Unsurprising Imperfections”) and so did I. Keep up the good work! I really enjoy solving the crossword puzzles with a little help from my husband...

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I was bothered by the meditation piece “What the Soul Needs to Breathe” (October 2019). Though I agree wholeheartedly with the basic idea that getting outside and into God’s creation can help me “get in touch with my soul,” I disagree with the tone of the feature. To have access...

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I thought “It’s A Good Thing Jesus Came Along” (February 2020) was a very odd look at salvation history and how to live with your neighbors. In the Old Testament, God made a covenant of a Promised Land in Genesis. In Joshua 23:5 God said about the Canaanites, “The Lord,...

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I enjoyed the January issue. Great job. I was most interested in reading “You Welcomed Me” (“Plain Talk”). The ID cards sound like a good starting point. Kudos to that pastor. However, I was sad to see the plan does not go a step further and include helping the recipient...

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I was saddened to read the letter to the editor by Dierdre P. [November 2019] regarding the statue of Mary of the Delta. Instead of seeing the beauty and the love of the Virgin Mary that the statue represents, she focused on the hate that seems to be spreading across...

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I recently read the opinion of Dierdre on “Mary, Mother of the Delta,” on the 1950s-ish image of Mary [“Mail,” November 2019]. Yes, it would be nice if art in the Church were more historically correct. As another example, in artwork depicting the crucifixion, the nails should be in Jesus’...

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I was fascinated by the approach that Fr. Bruce Lewandowski took in his article “Immigrants’ Status: Limbo” (“Plain Talk,” May-June 2019). I just returned from a (southern) border trip, and my impression on the situation is similar to Fr. Lewandowski’s. Overall, I have a sense that immigrants in our country are...