Poverty is Relative, Based on Comparison

Dear Editor: There is no doubt that poverty exists and that there are many many poor people in the US and the world.  Christ said, “The poor will be with you always.”

The Best Summary of our Religion

Dear Editor: The last paragraph of Fr. Lauder’s review of Bishop Barron’s Letter to a suffering Church (“Mystery of the Church,” Sept. 14) is the best capsule summary I hope to remember whenever anyone challenges our religion:

Mother Cabrini, A Great Example We Need

Dear Editor: Thank you for promoting Mother Cabrini to be honored by erecting her statue in New York. She did receive the most votes and is a great example we need in these troubled times in our world. Let’s all pray to her for protection and peace.

Like Fine Wine, it Gets Better With Age

Dear Editor: In Maureen Pratt’s article (“What’s in a Number?,” Sept. 7), the author stated that there are more resources for persons who are aging to stay active and explore new interests. I felt compelled to respond because, as Catholics we need to be less vague about how we should be staying active and state some examples on how to explore new avenues for aging lay and religious people.

Sisters of Mercy in Defense of Mother Cabrini

In a letter to the editor of The Tablet, the Sisters of Mercy display a united front in the defense and recognition of Mother Cabrini, the patroness of immigrants.

Kristi and Robert, Two True Pro-life Champions

Dear Editor: Thank you, Allyson Escobar, for covering the story for The Tablet, and to Emily Drooby for covering the story in Currents (One Mother’s Pro-Life Journey, Sept. 21).

An Apalling Attack Against a Senior Citizen

Dear Editor: A group of teens walked up to an elderly woman and beat and robbed her. This took place at 169th street, near Highland Avenue in Jamaica on August 4th. She was 67 years old and was beaten with her own cane and was robbed of her cellphone.

Biblical Theology of Textual Dissection for Seminarians

Dear Editor: Despite some disagreements with opinions of George Weigel, I was heartened by his column on seminarians (“In Praise of Today’s Seminarians, Aug. 31). Still, I am puzzled by his recommendation that “Biblical studies [at seminaries] must focus on biblical theology far more than textual dissection.” What, exactly, does this mean?

Permanent Deacons and Clergy Apparel

Dear Editor: It’s interesting that the two photos of former NBA referee Deacon Steven M. Javie of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are shown with his appearing in a referee uniform and a clergy shirt with Roman collar (“Former NBA Referee Makes Spiritual Call, Aug. 31).