To Attract Attention?

Dear Editor: Headlines are to attract attention, and readers, and offer a snapshot of a story. I’m not disturbed by this headline (Wealthy Catholics to Target Cardinals with ‘Red Hat Report,’ The Tablet, Oct. 13), but I would also point out that, quite reasonably, people with considerable discretionary cash would be preferred guests in the limited rented space available to the organizers.

Listening Session On Race

Dear Editor: I’m writing to congratulate the author of this article, Marie Elena Giossi, on her superb reporting on the article “Inclusion Is A Concern at Listening Session On Race.”

Unholy Compromise

Dear Editor: Father Anthony Raso’s exegesis in The Tablet of Oct. 6 (Sunday’s Scriptures) reveals that we have modified scripture by “little adjustments” so as to be nice. He decried such adjustments because they constitute a radical shift from Divine Revelation and lead to darkness.

Mercy First, My Home

Dear Editor: Some memories can fade in the wind and some will remain like the place of my infancy that closed its gates. I always return to the home I knew as the Angel Guardian Home. There I stand gazing upon the rustic towering gates remembering my place of security, where orphans rest their cries upon the Sisters of Mercy.

Bravo, Papa!

Dear Editor: It was refreshing, and reassuring, to read in this week’s Tablet of our Holy Father’s reaction to the recent charges leveled against him by Archbishop Vigano.

We Share in a Rich History

Dear Editor: Thank you, Ms. Powell (Why Am I Still A Catholic?, The Tablet, Sep. 19). Your rhetoric on this subject is excellent. As members of the Church, the laity have the same potential as clergy to live the Gospel and be a light for others. We need not think of ourselves as holy in the sight of God, but if we strive to practice living the Beatitudes and Commandments, including loving our neighbor as ourselves and maintaining a humble and honest life we can continue to deepen our faith and enjoy a deep connection with the Triune God while experiencing true spiritual joy.

Church and Media

Dear Editor: Well, Mr. Lancucki, that was quite a letter! (“An Anti-Catholic Bias.” Readers’ Forum, Sept. 26) I hope no one agrees with you regarding the media’s attention to criminal activity within the Church as a cover for Democratic politicians and the party itself.

The Conversion Experience

Dear Editor: While writing my current novel, I arrived at a crossroad when trying to describe a ‘conversion experience’ (Father Lauder’s column, Sept. 26), not from an evangelical point of view, but from a metaphysical one. The protagonist in my work experiences it in these words….’It was the presence of something deeply intimate beyond the bounds of his mortal self, like a crack in the unreachable understanding of all that is, and which rose uncalled for from within.’… Father Lonergan has clearly helped me understand the intellectual, moral, and spiritual stages of this transcendence of the human spirit.

Laudato Si’ in Brooklyn

Dear Editor: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart Green Teams were happy to read about the initiative that Bishop DiMarzio has undertaken to develop a 100 unit affordable senior housing with solar panels, sustainable technologies, rooftop gardens, and the use of environmentally sustainable materials in our own Brooklyn Diocese.

To Know Right from Wrong

Dear Editor: People never miss a chance to throw stones at St. Peter. They constantly forget that St. Peter would have died that day with Jesus. It was Jesus who took the sword away and told Peter that is not the way. So, Peter stood as close as he could and had to deny Jesus, so he could live to carry on the work Jesus wanted him and the other Apostles to do.