Category: The Mail

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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...

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I’d like to offer prayers of thanksgiving to the Liguori Staff for their efforts in producing various fine issues of Liguorian. I’m proud to share the magazine with many friends. —Chuck B., WI The recent article by Fr. Byron Miller, CSsR, titled “Yearning to Breathe Free” (July-August 2019) was a...

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My wife and I share the same sentiment Barbara Hughes mentioned in her column “Just Live It” (July-August 2019) of how her heart sinks when she watches the news. And I don’t think we are alone. Our solution was really quite simple. We stopped watching. It saddens us that so...

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I’m writing in response to “Immigrants’ Status: Limbo” (“Plain Talk,” May-June 2019). Three of my four grandparents were immigrants. They all entered the US legally. None of them crossed deserts or stayed up late worrying about deportation. I have known many immigrants who entered the US legally, maintained the proper...

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Thank you for the courageous and informative article about Islam published in February 2019. As a counterpoint to the Islamic extremists’ misapplication of the doctrine of jihad, you might have offered a little more detail about the excesses of the Crusades. It would be hard to imagine a more sickening...

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I applaud your February 2019 article on Islam. Similar to Pope Francis’ visit to the Middle East, it presents a caring picture of Catholicism’s relationship with Islam. However, there is also a dark side of Islam that is either unknown or ignored. In the book Christianity, Islam and Atheism, William...

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Fr. Bruce Lewandowski’s column “Why I Miss Mother Teresa” (January 2019) had an error. Mother Teresa left the Loreto convent cloister in 1948, not 1929. She arrived in India on January 6, 1929. I got my information from Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, edited and commentary by Fr. Brian...

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I was disappointed in your magazine after I read the story titled “The Do-Overs” by Kerry Sloan (May-June 2018). I was a little leery when the story started with an elderly gentleman, John, who was disappointed that he hadn’t died on his seventy-fifth birthday after his psychic told him he...

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I am sending this in response to Henry K’s letter (November 2018) about dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The history of the decision on where to drop the atomic bombs clearly shows that civilian targets were deliberately chosen—one reason being for the shock value to the Japanese...

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I turned on the nightly news and the headline screamed at me: “Scandal Rocks the Catholic Church.” As a cradle Catholic I could not help wondering what would it be this time? Those pesky Arians or maybe those Gnostics…Did someone start another Reformation and I missed it? Investiture could have...

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I’m writing in regard to the letter published in September 2018 from a reader in response to a “Dear Padre” column titled “The Catholic Position on Holy Communion.” She eloquently presented the position of many inside and outside the Church who don’t understand why holy Communion should be received only...

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The recent article titled “Why Should You Go To Mass?” (September 2018), is greatly helpful and instructive. For me it reiterates in clearer terms why I have chosen my whole life to go to Mass. The article also helps me as a parent, grandparent, and one who works professionally with...

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I can’t help but comment on the article in the April issue, “Our Role in God’s Peace Plan.” Articles like this are illuminating this contemporary issue. We certainly learn as Catholics not to hate others and to counter other’s hateful actions with something besides hate itself. However, the author promotes...

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As a Catholic, I find it harder and harder to justify some of the Church’s stances on certain things, and as a result, I find myself pushing away. The “Dear Padre” column in the May-June issue, “The Catholic Position on Holy Communion,” has just about given me the final shove....