A Renewed Sense of Spirituality

Dear Editor: It has just come to my attention the message “Be Not Afraid,” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. I would like
to applaud Cardinal Dolan for his words that did generate a calming effect on our spirits during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank You, Nurses, Police Officers, Priests, Cashiers

Dear Editor: The artist Scott LoBaido created a beautiful gesture erecting large white letters of thanks for the healthcare workers on the front lines (“Healthcare Workers Get Big ‘Thank You,’” April, 11).

The Question Many Are Asking: Where Is God?

Dear Editor: Lately, several friends and neighbors, who normally would be considered God-fearing, strong Christians and/or Catholics, are asking a painful and soul-searing question, “Why?”

Monsignor John Gildea, a Devoted Soul

Dear Editor: I remember Father Gildea as a young priest at St. Matthew’s in Brooklyn (“Nine Priests From the Diocese of Brooklyn Are Named Monsignors,” March 7).

Prayer Works in Every Language

Dear Editor: I live adjacent to First Avenue in Manhattan, a long time route fo ambulances to the East Side and Upper East Side hospitals.

Father Jorge Loved Saint Brigid’s Community

Dear Editor: My heart is heavy with sadness for this loss to our parish. Father Jorge loved Saint Brigid’s community (“Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, First Catholic Priest in U.S. to Die of Coronavirus,” April 4).

Remembering Father James Sweeney

Dear Editor: I was truly sad when I read about the March 5th passing of Father James H. Sweeney (“Brooklynite Priest, ‘Incredibly Talented Artist’, Dies at 64,” Obituaries, March 21).

Was St. Christopher a Real Person?

Dear Editor: I read with interest the article “Holy Helpers: Saints in the Time of Coronavirus” (March 21). I was confused that the listing of “Fourteen Holy Helpers” included St. Christopher.