Patriotism Is Acceptable

In her letter, printed in The Tablet, July 21, Geraldine Gazzara questions whether “patriotic is acceptable anymore.” Of course it is.

Belief in Moral Absolutes

I thought that what Pope John Paul II taught on capital punishment was most Christian in its explanation and application.

Grappling with Human Dignity

Being a young person of faith is no easy feat in modern political society. Many facets of government are devoid of morality and rife with corruption. Transitioning from teen years to young adulthood, I’ve seen myself and many friends become increasingly politically minded, many of us voting for president in 2016 for the first time.

Push for Abortion ‘Rights’

When the Roe v. Wade Decision (1973) of the U.S Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the United States, New York lost its position of being the abortion capitol of the U.S.

The Sin of Progressivism

Stephen Lieber accuses me of “Name Calling Harms Dialog” (Readers’ Forum, Aug. 4) for merely associating the word liberal the way most self-identified liberals proudly use it, yet he sees nothing wrong with applying insulting labels of moral limitations on conservatives based on how hate-filled liberals, not conservatives, describe conservatism.

Try to Be a Little Kinder

The letter in the Readers’ Forum in last week’s issue of The Tablet from Stephen Lieber (“Name Calling Harms Dialog”) put into words my exact feelings about the need for respect for others’ sincere thoughts. Without respect we cannot have the “ongoing discussion,” a profitable, real forum, that the editor’s note says The Tablet is striving for.

Catholicism in Germany

George Weigel wrote recently (“Craving Approval Is Not Evangelizing,” June 6) that Cardinal Marx (president of the German Bishops’ Conference and an adviser of Pope Francis) fails to note that Bishop Ketteler was a German pioneer of the Catholic social teaching that the cardinal advocates.

Well Wishes Father Wlad

As a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, I was saddened to learn that Father Wlad Kubrak was leaving our parish and going to St. Pancras, Glendale. In the short time that he has served our church, he made a strong impression on the parish and me.

Thanks for ‘Boomers’

Thank you for adding the pullout section, “Boomers & Beyond” in this week’s Tablet (Aug. 4). I am sure that I speak for all of us senior readers of The Tablet when I say “thank you.”

Humanae Vitae at 50

Now after its release 50 years ago, we can look back on Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae to see where we have progressed. At the time, there was much resistance, which I believe came from a prophetic teaching that was ahead of technology. Usually the Church is trying to do “catch-up” with new technology. Paul was a visionary!