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Paper should have given more space to article on St. Mary Magdalene feast day Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 30, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In the June 16 issue of the Catholic Herald, you give four of the five columns on Page 5 to “Celebrating Women.” As the father of six daughters (and two sons), I applaud that.

However, on Page 23, you give two column inches in column five to the story, “Pope elevates memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to feast day.”

In my not-so-humble 90-year-old opinion, this story should be on the front page!

Mary Magdalene has been denigrated many times over the past 2,000 years, when, again in my not-so-humble opinion, she was and is one of Jesus’ leading apostles, rivaling Peter as Jesus’ top apologist.

Please read this article from the Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/who-was-mary-magdalene-119565482/?no-ist

Bill Wambach, Sun Prairie

 
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