Bright Christmas Thanks

Dear Editor: On behalf of the people of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral parish, I write to express my sincere gratitude for The Tablet’s Bright Christmas donation. I know your gift made a real difference in the lives of 20 different families.

Catholics Can Read

Dear Editor: By discouraging (Jan. 13) the reading of “The Dictator Pope,” and “Fire and Fury,”you are giving credence to the supposition that Catholics are sheep without intellectual curiosity and unable to distinguish fact from fiction.

Truth v. Relativism

Dear Editor: Anyone with a sense of the Christian paradoxical, the light of truth spoken by Our Lord throughout the Gospels and replicated rhetorically by luminaries like Chesterton and Lewis, knows that there is no greater foolhardiness than a mind seeking to prove its intelligence or greater cruelty than a life trying to prove benevolence.

Party Values First?

Dear Editor: In response to Edmond Farrell, Feb. 3, The Killing Goes On – i.e. in 45 years an estimated 60 million babies have been aborted. I completely agree with him that many Catholics put Democratic Party values ahead of our religious and traditional moral values.

Discussion Not Bickering

Dear Editor: I read your editorial (Jan. 13) entitled “Stop Bickering” and I take great exception to your opinion. I do not consider concerned citizens speaking their minds as bickering. These are no ordinary circumstances and Donald Trump is no ordinary president. Citizens of this already great country have a right and obligation to educate themselves about their leaders and to call them out when necessary.

Real Immigration Reform

Dear Editor: In response to Barbara Flynn and Mychal McNicholas, “Marching for Immigrants”(Jan. 27), I totally agree that we need to enact appropriate legislation dealing with “Dreamers” and other undocumented immigrants.

‘The Devil Made Me Do It’

Dear Editor: Unlike old-time comedian Flip Wilson’s “The Devil Made Me Do It,” K. Anthony Noble correctly states (Dec. 9) that we are responsible for the evil we do.

Life March Needs Support

Dear Editor: On Friday Jan, 19, I joined hundreds of thousands of people to remember and demonstrate against the Supreme Court decision of Roe v Wade (which made abortion the law of the land in the USA) in Washington, D.C., in the March for Life.

Tribute to Msgr. Rodgers

Dear Editor: I learned that Msgr. William J. Rodgers passed away on Jan. 21. I have known Msgr. Rodgers since he arrived at St. Patrick’s, Kent Ave., in 1956 when I was nine years old. Even then I realized that he was an intellectually curious person. His rooms in the rectory were loaded with books from floor to ceiling. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from St. John’s University. His doctoral dissertation was on the American philosopher and logician Charles Sanders Pierce.