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Hopes Church will continue to offer Mass in both rites Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

R. Jared Staudt’s article (July 27 issue of Catholic Herald) suggesting the Church use both the Extraordinary Form (with priest facing ad orientem) and Novus Ordo rites was interesting.

The Extraordinary Form offers much rich music, protocol, vestments, rubrical gestures, and the ranking and roles of the celebrants. God is adored and worshiped, and this worship is strictly conducted. Much attention is given to well-defined ritualistic human behaviors and postures which are meant to indicate the pious devotion of each worshiper.

The Novus Ordo offers a simpler worship . . . a community called by Christ nourished and fed in Word and sacred sacrament, and gathered around the living and active Christ who is present in the celebrant, the Word, His holy body and blood . . . and His people.

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Liked commentary on America’s societal ills Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Aug. 03, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Fr. Bevil Bramwell’s article in the July 27 issue of the Catholic Herald entitled, “The Church and the New Left,” is a brilliantly expressed commentary on America’s societal ills.

One of my favorite expressions is that you cannot serve two masters. When people react politically due to ill conceived and wrongful “handouts” and ignore the Church truths, they are “denying their integrity as human beings.”

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Commentary strays from Matthew 5-7 Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Aug. 03, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

The commentary by Boyd Cathey, “The triumph of lunacy,” in the July 13 Catholic Herald, illustrates how far we can stray from the words of Jesus in Matthew 5-7 in our zeal to protect our Church.

I spent 42 years among students at what he characterized as a supposed center of higher education. Gullible, soul-less students? Hardly. They were too ethical and asked too many questions. And when they studied the Greek philosophers, they found men who engaged in discourse with and entertained the views of those with whom they differed.

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Found article about truth ‘refreshing’ Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Aug. 03, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Kudos to Bishop Robert Morlino and Mary Uhler for demonstrating the courage, character, and integrity to publish Fr. Bevil Bramwell’s article revealing the truth about the “new left.”

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