God Bless America

Dear Editor: ‘God Bless America’ I always thought was a paean to the wonders of America and Kate Smith was a great patriotic entertainer who was dedicated to our soldiers at war.

Evolution and St. Augustine

Dear Editor: The concept of evolution sits well with St. Augustine’s interpretation of creation but he would have treated the proposition of ‘natural selection as an impersonal force reacting only to physical circumstance of random mutations, merely to perpetuate biological life in whatever form it happens to take’ as a heresy.

School Choice

Dear Editor: Reader Gerald De Maio writes about school choice and the recent outrage by many since there is a lack of minority students (blacks and Hispanics) in the city’s specialized high schools (“A Catholic Solution,”Letters to the Editor, May 4). While Gerard’s letter is accurate, he fails to mention the dirty little secret that our politicians or the liberal media don’t want to touch.

Persecuted Christians

Dear Editor: The seemingly “new” assault, the depraved torture and mass murder of Christians and Catholics in particular, in places like Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Syria, Iraq, etc., are not really new, but in some instances, date back to Jesus’ earthly journey and institution of His Church (“Easter Attacks on Churches in Sri Lanka Are Tragic, but Hardly Surprising,” April 27).

Abortion and Mercy

Dear Editor: I wanted to express my profound gratitude to you for the beautiful Editorial you wrote in the April 20 edition of The Tablet! (“Rachel’s Helpers and the Mystery of Easter Sunday,” Editor’s Space). They sent it to me on Holy Thursday and I sat in my car and cried. What a gift of the Holy Spirit this was!

Father Casey

Dear Editor: Father Anthony Casey and I enjoyed many years of friendship (“Irish-born Father Anthony Casey Was a Priest for 54 Years,” Obituaries, Oct. 2012).

Acceptable Labels

Dear Editor: Alexander Trachtenberg, who died in 1966, was an American publisher of radical political books and pamphlets. He was a longtime activist in the Socialist Party of America and in the Communist Party USA. He once said that when communism came to America it would come under the label of “progressive democracy.” It will come, he said, in labels acceptable to the American people.

K. of C. at St. John’s

Dear Editor: They chose the right person for the job: Victoria O’Keefe (“Catholic Relief Services Gets an Assist from St. John’s Campus,” April 6). She did great work at LIU and now we know that she will continue work at St. John’s University.

A Catholic Solution

Dear Editor: The public has been appalled by the fact that just seven African American students were admitted to Stuyvesant High School. A partial solution: Catholic high schools.

Anti-Catholic Hate Crimes

Dear Editor: It is astonishing some commentators have called the people in the Sri Lanka Easter massacre ‘Easter Worshippers’ (“Easter Attacks on Churches in Sri Lanka Are Tragic, but Hardly Surprising,” April 27).