Msgr. Bennett’s Sensitivity

Dear Editor: I remember the late Msgr. Austin Bennett at the parish of St. Rita’s in Long Island City.

Mystery of Faith on Film

Dear Editor: Though I read with interest the letters of Father Mark Kaczmarski and Clara Sarocco (March 11) criticizing Martin Scorsese’s film “Silence,” I have a completely different reaction and evaluation of the film, which I think is a masterpiece.

False Charges vs. Lifers

Dear Editor: Roseanne Cleary, in her letter (Feb. 18), quotes Sister Joan Chittister about abortion. Sister Chittister’s words are addressing some unnamed person (or group) that is apparently pro-life. Sister said that the one she is addressing is in effect not pro-life because they are not in favor of tax money going to support food, education and housing for children.

Different Interpretations

Dear Editor: In his column: “Putting ‘Amoris Laetita’ into Practice” (Feb. 28), Bishop DiMarzio tells us that Pope Francis’ Post-Synodol Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” has introduced a new way for divorced Catholics who choose to remarry to receive Holy Communion, even if a Diocesan Marriage Tribunal (the “External Forum”) has found a person’s first marriage to have been valid.

Pray for President Trump

Dear Editor: With all the divisiveness and political antagonism in the country, surely we can all agree on one thing. We should all pray for President Trump, that God will bless him and guide him to make the best decisions and choices for our country.

The Art of Compromise

Dear Editor: The letter “Messianic Complex” (Jan. 28) by Rose Emma, pinpoints exactly what’s ailing the U.S. Catholic Church. Many of our church leaders are quick to jump on the band wagon and wipe the slate for the new president, regardless of the fact that he has made a mockery of basic principles of our Church all because of campaign promises that supposedly will be to its benefit.

Two Standards for Judging

Dear Editor: What is really galling is former President Obama’s personal statements that totally contradict his so-called concern for climate change.

Compatible with the Law

Dear Editor: I want to thank Ana A. Garcia for spelling out what nobody seems to want to hear when she said openly and honestly “disregarding American laws and sovereignty is not to be admired or supported.”

Support for Immigrants

Dear Editor: Hooray for Father Ray Roden and the people of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Corona (March 4). I worked at the parish school several years ago as a teacher and I have never met people who are more kind and generous. They might not have as much money as some of us, but they are always willing to give and give and give. This is the spirit of America that should give all of us heart.

Preparing for Haiti

Dear Editor: For a long time on my “bucket list” has been the opportunity to visit Haiti – the homeland of many families I have grown to love these many years in ministry. Of course “My Kids,” my teen group, some now with teens of their own, are high among them. From March 13-20, I will be part of an immersion experience in Haiti with some members of the Federation of Sisters of Saint Joseph. I am so grateful for this opportunity and am most certain it will expand a sense and need for care, compassion and unity with every “dear neighbor.”