Live Here and Now

Dear Editor: As much as I am a firm believer in hope, I couldn’t help but take note of Father Hemrick’s comment, “And we must wonder what life would be without hope of returning to God after this life” (“Having Hope in 2018,” Jan. 6).

Questions on Chilean Case

Dear Editor: Recently, the pope spoke about the responsibility of journalists. The truth or lack thereof is not the only element to take into consideration.

Sister Ave’s Retreat

Dear Editor: On Feb. 3, a blustery Saturday morning, almost 50 of us ladies from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island gathered together at American Martyrs in Bayside for a mini-retreat led by Sister Ave Clark, O.P.

Deciding What’s Offensive

Dear Editor: Some time ago, when someone unintentionally said something ethnically offensive, I wasn’t sure how to explain why it was offensive.

Concerns on Immigration

Dear Editor: Reader Mary Geraghty (Feb. 10) writes: “His (Trump’s) vitriol towards these unfortunates violates one of this nation’s greatest values to welcome the poor and the hungry . . .”

‘Virtually Silent’ on Blacks

Dear Editor: The excellent article (Feb. 10) on the views of Bishop George V. Murray, S.J., attempts to answer why many Catholics are progressive toward the poor who are Hispanic, but are reactionary to the poor in black America.

Bright Christmas Thanks

Dear Editor: On behalf of the people of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral parish, I write to express my sincere gratitude for The Tablet’s Bright Christmas donation. I know your gift made a real difference in the lives of 20 different families.

Catholics Can Read

Dear Editor: By discouraging (Jan. 13) the reading of “The Dictator Pope,” and “Fire and Fury,”you are giving credence to the supposition that Catholics are sheep without intellectual curiosity and unable to distinguish fact from fiction.

Truth v. Relativism

Dear Editor: Anyone with a sense of the Christian paradoxical, the light of truth spoken by Our Lord throughout the Gospels and replicated rhetorically by luminaries like Chesterton and Lewis, knows that there is no greater foolhardiness than a mind seeking to prove its intelligence or greater cruelty than a life trying to prove benevolence.

Party Values First?

Dear Editor: In response to Edmond Farrell, Feb. 3, The Killing Goes On – i.e. in 45 years an estimated 60 million babies have been aborted. I completely agree with him that many Catholics put Democratic Party values ahead of our religious and traditional moral values.