Troubled by Francis

As The Tablet Sees It (July 29) asked readers to tell what they think, about the article by Fathers Spadaro and Figueroa and Pope Francis’ feelings toward conservative Christians who voted for President Trump.

More Support for Life

Thank you for the recent editorial about the good works of The Bridge to Life, Inc.

Duty to Speak Out

I am responding to Michael Cholewska’s letter (July 15) to assure him that I have not forgotten, nor do I overlook, the fact that President Trump was duly and “legally” elected to the presidency.

‘Street Smart’ Sister

I feel compelled to write after returning from the Mass of the Resurrection for Sister Kathleen Sullivan, C.S.J. Sister Kathleen was a legendary educator and the “unofficial mayor” of Park Slope. She was the principal of St. Francis Xavier School for 42 years. Bishop James Massa, at the end of Mass, graciously acknowledged Sister’s long commitment to Catholic education in Brooklyn.


Thanks in Bath Beach

I wish to publicly thank all those who searched for my dear wife, Mary Joyce Bonsignore, whose story you covered.

Let’s Pray for President

Dear Editor: Congratulation to the Editor on his level-headed response to the Letter to the Editor titled “Not a Fan of the President.”

The Great Msgr. Bannan

Dear Editor: As Jim Mancari wrote (July 29) Msgr. Martin Bannan was ordained in 1956, a year that two priests from my parish in Queens were ordained. Both these priests, also adequate ball players, decided to put up their team including Bannan against our CYO team, this was in about 1959.

Grateful for Msgr. Flood

Dear Editor: Thank you immensely for correcting the omission of Msgr. William Flood’s service (1986-95) in Our Lady Help of Christians, Brooklyn, in the coverage of his 60th anniversary (May 18).

Be Careful During Eclipse

Dear Editor: In the July 15 edition of The Tablet, my eye was drawn to the article “Scientist-Brother, Parish Ready for Total Eclipse.” As a middle school science teacher, this is a topic of great interest to me. While I enjoyed the article, one paragraph was of concern – the one about safely observing the eclipse. I feel the information was not complete and could be easily misinterpreted by readers. I have three concerns:

Doctrine v. Ministry

Dear Editor: While I entirely agree with the sentiments (The Editor’s Space, Aug. 5) you expressed about Church unity (and would underscore that as Catholics we are obliged to do so), I respectfully disagree with your observations about how that should be done. More importantly, I disagree with your assessment about the state of the Church now and its clear teachings on the sacraments, including marriage.