Deep Convictions in History

Dear Editor: Re: George Weigel’s column, “Progressive Catholic Authoritarianism” (July 16), the “penchant for misrepresentation and calumny” is hardly new in the history of the Church. Just look at Peter and Paul, the theological disputes in the early councils, or Bernard and Abelard. That’s what happens when people believe with deep convictions. In time, they all serve the divine purpose.